London, South Kensington
30 April 2004
A Khorassan stucco inscription band, north east Iran, 11th century
originally forming the frame of a larger panel, moulded with a band of foliated kufic benedictory inscription between plain bands -- 12¼in. (31.2cm.) wide.
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the inscription reads: (sru)r wa sa'ada...
(joy and happiness...)
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