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Calligraphy. Invocation in Arabic to Bahá’u’llah, the prophet-founder of the Bahá’í Faith.
Ink, opaque watercolour and gold on paper pasted to board.
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Height: 65 centimetres (with board)
Height: 49.50 centimetres (work alone, incl. golded border)
Width: 78.10 centimetres (with board)
Width: 62.50 centimetres (work alone, incl. golded border)
- Curator's comments
- Arabic for ‘O Glory of the Most Glorious,’ the phrase Ya Bahá al-Abha is one of the most common invocations used by Bahá’ís to affirm their faith, offer praise or gratitude and to seek guidance and support. The unique calligraphic rendering of these words comes from a unique composition attributed to Mishkin Qalam.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Received 30 June 2010
- Middle East
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