[INDOLOGY] Unidentified script

KORN Agnes agnes.korn at cnrs.fr
Mon Nov 20 13:12:53 UTC 2023

Dear all,

Unless someone knows a calligraphic style that looks like this, I’d suggest it rather is “pseudo-script”. Some shapes resemble Middle Persian characters, but not more than that, and the remaining ones surely are not MP. If one wants, one can also find some similarities to letters of other scripts, but nothing coherent.
Thus perhaps rather decoration that looks somewhat script-like.


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Envoyé : samedi, 11 novembre 2023 16:26
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Dear friends and colleagues,

a person who is not on the list sent me the image attached to this email. He would be grateful to receive any information about the script and the content of the inscription, which is engraved on a Sufi tombstone located in eastern Turkey.

Many thanks in advance for any suggestion.
Best wishes,


Marco Franceschini
Associate Professor
University of Bologna
Department of History and Cultures
marco.franceschini3 at unibo.it<mailto:marco.franceschini3 at unibo.it>

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