Title: Mesk I
Medium: Yellow ink, hand-made ahar paper dyed dark blue.
Script: Jeli Talik
Image size: 24 x 20.1”
Interpretation: Poem commemorating an Ottoman victory, calligraphed c. 1895 by Sami Efendi and used as a calligraphy model for the Jeli Talik script. The text is interspersed with analyses of the letterforms.
Signature: Signed and dated by artist