"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