27 April 2004
A KHORASSAN CARVED YELLOW STUCCO PANEL
NORTH EAST IRAN, 13TH CENTURY
Of rectangular form carved with the phrase al-mulk illah in elegantly knotted and foliated kufic, slightly rubbed, possibly incomplete on left hand side, mounted on board
10 3/8 x 14½in. (26.5 x 37.8cm.)
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Zick-Nissen, Johanna (et al): Islamische Keramik, exhibition catalogue, Düsseldorf, 1973, no.179, p.134.
A similar but more complex and fragmentary carved stucco tile with knotted kufic inscription is in the Victoria and Albert Museum (Lane, Arthur: A Guide to the Collection of Tiles, London, 2nd. ed. 1960, pl.7).
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