London, South Kensington
13 October 2006
the first shield-shaped, of red velvet embroidered in silver thread; the second a comb case of blue wool with floral embroidery (2)
The Houtsma Foundation (Netherlands) 1992. Said to have contained the key to the tomb of Hamza, acquired in 1920s by Muhammad Zahid al-Kawthari, the last Kalif of Istanbul, on the destruction of the tomb.
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