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The exhibition is made possible by The Hagop Kevorkian Fund.

Exhibition objects

Sultan Ali of Mashhad, Master of Nasta'liq

January 19–May 27, 2001

This exhibition examines the elegant calligraphy of the acknowledged master of nasta'liq—the writing style likened to flying geese that was favored in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Iran for poetical texts—and two of his famous followers. Some twenty examples of manuscripts and specimen pages, many enlivened with brilliant illumination, are drawn from the Museum's holdings, supplemented by a few works from outside collections.