Tughra (Imperial Cipher) of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent (r. 1520–1566), ca. 1555; Ottoman. Turkey (Istanbul). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1938 (38.149.1) #letters #Connections

Tughra (Imperial Cipher) of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent (r. 1520–1566), ca. 1555; Ottoman. Turkey (Istanbul). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1938 (38.149.1) #letters #Connections

Velvet panel with flowering plants, first half of 17th century; Safavid Iran. Silk, cotton, flat metal thread; cut and voided velvet, brocaded.

Velvet panel with flowering plants, first half of 17th century; Safavid Iran. Silk, cotton, flat metal thread; cut and voided velvet, brocaded.

O Morning breeze! Bring my Greetings  "Mahmud Jelaledin Ottoman Calligrapher " 1750 - 1829 pic.twitter.com/2hLxBxImvl

O Morning breeze! Bring my Greetings "Mahmud Jelaledin Ottoman Calligrapher " 1750 - 1829 pic.twitter.com/2hLxBxImvl

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz Sa'di (1213/19–92)

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz Sa'di (1213/19–92)

Act of Capitulation - monogram of Ottoman Sultan Achmed (30 June 1612) by peacay, via Flickr    INDIGO BLUE AND GOLD

Act of Capitulation - monogram of Ottoman Sultan Achmed (30 June 1612) by peacay, via Flickr INDIGO BLUE AND GOLD

Calligraphy is an ancient art of handwriting for which people took much pride in creating. This specific picture of a dancing man in traditional middle eastern garment consists of arab calligraphy.

Calligraphy is an ancient art of handwriting for which people took much pride in creating. This specific picture of a dancing man in traditional middle eastern garment consists of arab calligraphy.

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