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Ink, papyrus. 2002

"Chinggis Khaan"

The title of the calligraphic work:

The Orion is an ornament to the sky
Three lakes are an ornament to the earth
CHINGGIS Khaan is an ornament to the humanity.

There is a seal symbolizing the flourishing of the holy book "Mongolian Secret History" in the intellectual sky. The work describes that the historic origin of Mongolians is from the sky by the words "Burte Chono and his wife Gua Maral born from the sky who are the ancestors of Chinggis Khaan sailed across the sea..." and the ancient seal characters* represent the circle they created. The main idea of the calligraphic work is the power of the Great Khaan and the intellectual sword deep in the heart. The calligrapher's name seal was affixed using the ancient seal characters, ornamental characters, square
characters** and Mongolian script.
* Seal with figures
** Developed by Pagva Lama Lodoijaltsan in 1269 by order of Khubilai Khaan

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Ink, papyrus. 2005

"Ulaanbaatar"

The Mongolian script has two writing styles, i.e. fine penmanship and stenography. The Mongolian letters are written in stenography like a line without "teeth" from top of the page down clockwise. So, the name of the city Ulaanbaatar was written combining two styles. A seal with a n ancient character and a line were written in the place of two points which should be in front of the word "Ulaan" and the word "baatar" was written in fine penmanship. Calligrapher's seal with Mongolian letters was affixed in front of two points of the word "baatar".

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Ink, papyrus. 1990

"Spring"

The word "Spring" represents the natural beauty by fine description of Spring. The writing style, title and structure of the Mongolian script preserve its special features which are clearly different from the scripts of other nations. The name seal was affixed using the ancient seal character and the Mongolian script which were displayed first to the public in 1994 symbolizing the arrival of Spring in calligraphy.

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Ink, papyrus. 1990

"Mori-Horse"

It is hard to imagine Mongolians without horses. The Mongolian script is alike Mongolians can't be imagined without horse. The word "Horse" was described by coarse brush line by its special form of writing. "0" character of the Mongolian script represents
the horse head, "m" character represents the horse mane and "r" character represents the front legs. A seal with the ornamental characters was affixed above the word and it looks like a man riding a horse. Calligrapher's signature was signed and his/her name seal was affixed below.

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Ink, papyrus. 1992

"Light of Knowledge"

The seven stanzas written by Mongolian linguistic scholar Rinchin Byamba Yonshyobu (1905-1977) on Mongolian language in the past, present and future were written in the Mongolian calligraphic style symbolizing the future prosperity of the Mongolian' culture and literature. The following lines were written in the form of the sun.

Melodious Mongolian language which sounds pleasant
Is the great heritage of our brave ancestors
I admire and enjoy its melodious and rich language
And I praise our bright people, whenever I hear it...

The calligrapher's name seal was affixed and his signature was signed below left.

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Ink, papyrus. 2003

"Meditation"

The oriental books and sutras always start with a mark*. This mark was marked with first two letters of the word "Meditation". People used to meditate in terms of body, tongue and mind to read a book in the ancient period. A red seal was affixed in the heart of one person meditating in terms of body below the word "Meditation" bringing life to the person. Body meditation is the start of tongue and mind meditation. Meditation gives energy to mind and heart. 

* The ancient Mongols call the beginning mark of the first page of a book as "byarga" traditionally
** Red seal is a calligrapher's name seal affixed using the ornamental characters

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Ink, papyrus. 2002

"A Girl As Beautiful As The New Moon"

This calligraphic work illustrates a famous story "Beauty of Country" written by D.Natsagdorj, founder of the Mongolian contemporary literature. There are the beautiful moon of the third day of the lunar month floating in the night sky above the mountain and the seven stars of the Great Bear constellation above the moon. A name seal was affixed by the Mongolian ornamental characters. The phrase "uzesgelent okhin - beautiful girl" was written in red color with an indentation and the phrase "shine sarny adil - like the new moon" was written over the lower mountain. The calligrapher's seal was affixed in the center of the high mountain to bring it to life. The work was written by fine penmanship.

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Ink, papyrus. 2003

"Purification"

The Mongolian script preserves a lot of special features of the calligraphy. When the word "Purification" was written without curves on its back, it may look like Korean characters. The calligraphic work was written demonstrating unique spatial writing style with a very simple and concise meaning. The calligrapher's signature was written below left and his name was sealed below using the Mongolian ornamental square characters.

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Ink, papyrus. 2003

"Wow"

The word "Aya" written in the Mongolian script looks like a brush. Drawing of a bamboo brush drawn by the brush art is understood as the word "Aya". Only the Mongolian script has such advantages. When the word "Aya" is written in the Mongolian script, its final "a" will be drawn like a brush. There will be calligrapher's name written in the ornamental characters and calligrapher's signature next to letter "a".

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Ink, papyrus. 1992

"Mongolian Script"

Ideas are expressed using different writing ways and types in the literary tradition. The
ornamental characters play a special role in the Mongolian script. Ancient Mongolians
can't be imagined without the Mongolian gers - yurts. The word "Mongolian" was
written in the form of yurt in the ornamental characters and the word "Script" represents
the yurt door. This means that the spirit and culture of Mongolians can be explored
through their script. The calligrapher's seal was affixed using the ornamental characters
next to the yurt door. There is a symbol meaning "Blaze" above the yurt.

"History of Mongolian Calligraphy - 1" , Book, 
Jalair Batbayar, Ulaanbaatar. 2001
About art of letter of Mongolian script, Ulaanbaatar. 2003
Emblem of School of Mongolian Study,  
National University of Mongolia, 2003
Emblem of "Mongol Khuumii" Center, 2003
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