The Most Glorious (Al Maajid)

This calligraphy by Amir Hossein Zekrgoo features the title 'Al-Maajid' which means The Most Glorious, one of the divine attributes mentioned in the holy Qur'an. It is written in stylised 'Naskh' script and adorned with bird and human motifs with a Persian poetry in 'Nasta'liq Shekasteh' style and decorated with golden motif, 'khamsa', and stylised birds.The artist, Professor Dr. Amir Hossein Zekrgoo is an internationally renowned scholar of art and has been engaged in teaching art, history of art, philosophy of Eastern and Islamic arts, and comparative studies in religious and sacred arts since 1982. His works reflect the cultural influences, colour and history of Islamic civilisations throughout West Asia, Central Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Artist Name
Amir Hossein Zekrgoo
Date/Period
2007
Region
Kuala Lumpur
Dimension
Object size: H:86 x W:115.5 x D:4.5cm
Accession No.
2008-00322
Material
Mix media on layers of paper.
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Paintings