The Stone that the Builders Have Rejected, Has Become the Chief Cornerstone

Text: “The stone that the builders have Rejected, has Become the Chief Cornerstone”.

Size & script: app. 400x300mm, Naskh

Materials and tools: brownish calligraphy paper [a friend of mine brought it from the calligraphy supplies market in Istanbul], blue-green ink, reed pen and metal nib

This piece makes a rare decorative usage of the Naskh script. Usually employed in copying large masses of texts (e.g the Qur’an), here it appears it a monumental shape, reminding more of the utilization of the Jali Thuluth, than a typical Naskh.