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    Sale 7715

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    31 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 147

    AN OTTOMAN CARVED WOOD INSCRIPTION BEAM

    TURKEY, 16TH/17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN OTTOMAN CARVED WOOD INSCRIPTION BEAM
    TURKEY, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
    Of rectangular form composed of three separate panels, the raised inscription in elegant thuluth, each end left plain, slight losses and abrasions
    7¼ x 127¼in. (18 x 323.1cm.) overall (3)


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    A carbon date test performed on the present panel by RCD RadioCarbon Dating, sample RCD-7027, confirms the suggested dating of the band, giving a 68 probability of a date of 1490-1530 plus 1550-1640, and a 95 probability of 1470-1650.

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    Provenance

    Adda Family Collection, formed in Alexandria in the first half of the 20th century.