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"balancing rhythmic movement of the letters with perfection of form" | Pages from a Qur'an in Hijazi Script | 121004-3845-jikatu | by jikatu
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"balancing rhythmic movement of the letters with perfection of form" | Pages from a Qur'an in Hijazi Script | 121004-3845-jikatu

"Arabic, the language of the Holy Qur'an, has a special significance in Islamic art. Beautifying the word of God is considered a pious act, with calligraphers dedicating their lives to copying the Qur'an, balancing rhythmic movement of the letters with perfection of form. "

 

Arabian Peninsula or Near Est. 7th - early 8th century. Ink on parchment. MS 67-68.2007

 

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar.

 

 

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Lens: Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25 ZE

Focal Length: 25 mm

Exposure: ¹⁄₂₀ sec at f/2.0

ISO: 640

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Taken on October 4, 2012