7 April 2011
A SILK LAMPAS COVERING PANEL
TURKEY, EGYPT OR SAUDI ARABIA, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
Probably for use in one of the Holy Shrines, the red ground divided by horizontal chevrons into a series of alternating major and minor bands of inscription in muhaqqaq, every other major band with a series of roundels and cartouches with similar inscription, backed, some wear
45¼ x 27¾in. (115 x 70.5cm.)
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The inscriptions on this panel include the shahada, the names of God, Qur'an III, sura al-'Imran, v.96 and Qur'an II, sura al-baqara, v.144 (part).
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