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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 154

    A METAL THREAD APPLIQUE BLACK SILK HIZAM FROM THE HOLY KAABA IN MECCA

    EGYPT, CIRCA 1940

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    A METAL THREAD APPLIQUE BLACK SILK HIZAM FROM THE HOLY KAABA IN MECCA
    EGYPT, CIRCA 1940
    Of rectangular form, the black ground woven with a very strong fine thuluth inscription within a cartouche with rounded ends, the spandrels worked with metal-thread floral motifs, a band of meandering leafy silver vine above and below, very occasional wear
    35¼ x 135½in. (89.4 x 344.6cm.)


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    The inscription is from the Qur'an XXII, Sura al-Hajj, v.26.

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