These artifacts include rock crystal and ivory, monumental marble reliefs, ceramic lusterware (a technique popular during the Fatimid Dynasty), marble vases, copper lamps, chandeliers with kufic script
and much more.
For Hafez Ibrahim's words describing the Arabic language as a vast sea with precious pearls buried in its depths, he chose the Kufic script
with sharp angles, layering the words to depict depth and highlighting the dots on the letters to represent the pearls.
The calligrapher, who drew out his letters in a thick, monumental Kufic script
, unadorned by the gold, blue and red arabesques of later centuries, was so concerned with the symmetry of his text that his words are often broken off midway, and continued on the next line.
Among the rare calligraphic manuscripts exhibited are, a folio from a 7th century Holy Quran in Kufic script
attributed to Hazrat Ali (R.
Including Allah, Ali, and Muhammad in simple Building on Kufic script
theme, first type: words of Allah, Mohammed and Ali are only holy words which are used in brick bottom stucco ball-shaped decorations.
By the 12th century, the archaic kufic script
gave way to the cursive style (naskhi).
Sayegh's work has an undeniably contemporary edge, but it is balanced with respect for tradition and the shapes of the Kufic script
, the angles, curves and ratios of which were developed in the eighth and ninth centuries.
Speaking to Qatar Tribune about her exhibition Y[pounds sterling]Oneness', British artist Shahida Ahmed said, oeOneness is based on the 99 names of Allah and refers to the seven heavens as well as using the classical Kufic script
ranging) from the Kufic script
, Thuluth script to the Nasq script.
For this writer the most elegant epigraphic decoration of all is the Kufic script
encircling the rims of a series of slip-painted earthenware plates produced in Khurasan (Nishapur and other sites) during the 10th century (figure 3, in gallery C).
The angular, geometric Kufic script
(after Kufa in Iraq) was well suited for monumental patterns and large, long surfaces.
With Dual State, and a number of other works in the White Wash exhibit, English text is presented in Kufic script
, the oldest form of Islamic calligraphy and Arabic writing.