23 April 2002
A FATIMID CARVED PINE INSCRIPTION PANEL
Egypt, 11th century
The flat face carved wuith a band of bold lightly folated kufic with benedictory phrases against a ground of scrolling foliage, plain border stripe, restored at each end and above
7¼ x 45¾in. (18.5 x 116.5cm.)
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The inscription reads: al-baraka al-kamila al-ni'ma al-shamila (complete blessing, perfect grace).
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