6 October 2009,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 10,000
AN OTTOMAN GREEN SILK LAMPAS TOMB COVER
TURKEY, 19TH CENTURY
Probably for use in one of the Holy Shrines, the green silk ground divided by horizontal chevrons into a series of alternating minor and major bands of inscription in vigorous muhaqqaq, every other band with a series of roundels and cartouches with similar inscription, with green cloth backing
74 5/8 x 61 7/8in. (190 x 158cm)
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The inscriptions include the Shahada, Invocations to God and Qur'an III, sura Al 'Umran, v. 96 and II, sura al-baqara, parts of v. 144.
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