University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Ezat O. Negahban

Persian Calligraphy

The Development of an Art Form

By: Ezat O. Negahban

Iran is one of many cultures in which the written word has been transformed into an art form, an extension of its function beyond documentation and com¬≠munication. Iranian calligraphers employed their talents to produce styles and patterns of writing that were applied to such different mediums as architecture, pottery, and metal work, in addition to […]