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HARF AL KAF

HARF AL KAF

This bold artwork includes the inscriptions from a poem narrated by the first Abbasid Caliph, Abu Jaafar Al Mansour, he comments on the injustice of the society of the day and laments its unconcern for the plight of the poor.

From Kitab Al Mustatraf and Kitab Al Mu’talaf wa Al Mukhtalaf.

There is also text around the bold letter that provides an explanation of the term Maghribi, written in Ermes’ characteristic cursive style that is itself intentionally reminiscent of the Maghribi script.

Original name (Arabic): حرف الكاف
Original production date: 1991
Artwork Size: 153cm x 123cm
Materials: Acrylic on and ink paper, mounted on canvas
Location of Original: The British Museum, London, UK






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