6 October 2009
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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