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Aḥmad Shāmlū
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Aḥmad Shāmlū, son of Muḥammad Ḥusayn Shāmlū-yi Mashhadī (d. 1264/1848), a master-calligrapher of the naskh script. In addition to the naskh script, he also practised all the other well-known scripts and styles, being skilled in nastaʿlīq and outstanding in shikastah (Bayānī, Aḥwāl, 1/40). He is considered one of the followers of the style of Aḥmad Nayrīzī (q.v.), who perfected the technique of naskh (Bayānī, ‘Khaṭṭ’, 1/772). Aḥmad was special calligrapher to Muḥammad Walī Mīrzā, son of Fatḥ ʿAlī Shāh Qājār, and tutored him i…

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Radmanesh, Fatemeh and Translated by Jawad Qasemi, “Aḥmad Shāmlū”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0225>
First published online: 2015

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