Group 6: Cursive script

Cursive script

By the 12th century, the archaic kufic script gave way to the cursive style (naskhi). Inscriptions no longer communicate the protocol of the Fatimid caliph. Instead, the words convey general wishes for success and well-being. The decorative bands between the two inscription lines become wider and denser.

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OntarioOCAF: Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund

Authored by: Noman Siddiqui


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