• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7751

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    6 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 218

    AN OTTOMAN GREEN SILK LAMPAS TOMB COVER

    TURKEY, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    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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