A sandstone panel depicting a mihrab arch with inscriptions
Lot 111
A Seljuk carved marble Panel Persia, dated AH[5]53/ AD 1158
Sold for £26,400 (US$ 44,373) inc. premium
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A Seljuk carved marble Panel
Persia, dated AH[5]53/ AD 1158
rectangular, depicting a mihrab filled with a rosette and split-palmettes, above two hemispherical rosettes, surrounded by a band of naskh inscription on three sides and a further band of larger inscription above, all within a border containing a split-palmette vine
74 x 53 cm.

Footnotes

  • The inscription reads: al-shaykh al-jalil al-sayyid al-zaki abi'l-qasim/ mahmud ibn 'ali ibn 'uthman/ ibn laluya (?) adama allah 'amal lashafi (?) be-tarikh-e dhhi'l-qa'da sanat thalath wa khamsin [wa khamsami'a] or "The illustrious Shaykh, the virtuous, Abi'l-Qasim son of Mahmud son of 'Uthman son of Laluya (?), may God make the work of Lashafi (?) everlasting in Dhi'l-Qa'da the year [five hundred] and fifty three (November-December 1158)".

    It is probable that this panel was a foundation stone for a building.
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