A Unique Arabic Manuscript Copied By Yaqut Al-Nouri Al-Mouselli (D. 618h/1221AC):Analytical Study of the Artistic Features of Yaqut Al-Mousilli's Style in Calligraphy

Nassar M. Mansour


Yaqut al-Mouselli is one of the most outstanding figures in the series of Arabic calligraphy art. He stands remarkable between two eminent masters; Ibn al-Bawwab (d. 413H/1022AC) and Yaqut al-Musta'simi (d.698H/1298AD).
He produced a huge number of manuscripts; nevertheless, what is known from his own writing is very limited.
This paper discusses in details the artistic features of Yaqut's way in calligraphy, specifically Naskh script. Moreover, it sheds light on Yaqut's life and his great role in spreading Ibn al-Bawwab's way in calligraphy throughout Egypt, Iraq and Syria from late 6th/12th century until the mid 10th century.
This paper is followed by an appendix of Naskh script letters form extracted from the manuscript. It shows the way of Yaqut al-Mouselli and his master Ibn al-Bawwab in Arabic calligraphy.


Yaqut al-Mouselli, Chain of calligraphers, Islamic calligraphy, Ibn al-Bawwab, Making of Arabic calligraphy pen, Nahj al-Balagha.

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