A stately, cursive script, naskh is one of the first styles of Islamic calligraphy to developĀ  (10th century CE). Because of its easy legibility, naskh served for everyday scribal use and for transcribing books, including the Qur’an. Web resource here.

Shallow dish with four figures and a poem inscribed on the rim in naskh script. Luster-painted fritware. Early 13th century. Khalili Collections.