A metal-thread embroidered silk Panel made for the Tomb of the Prophet (Hujrat Al-Qabr Al-Nabawi Al-
Lot 249
An Ottoman metal-thread embroidered silk Panel made for the Tomb of the Prophet (Hujrat Al-Qabr Al-Nabawi Al-Sharif) in Medina Period of Abdul Hamid II (AH 1293-1327/ AD 1876-1909)
Sold for £72,000 (US$ 117,567) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Ottoman metal-thread embroidered silk Panel made for the Tomb of the Prophet (Hujrat Al-Qabr Al-Nabawi Al-Sharif) in Medina
Period of Abdul Hamid II (AH 1293-1327/ AD 1876-1909)
silver and gilt thread embroidered and silk applique panels filled with thuluth inscriptions on a black silk ground, the upper field with two pale green roundels filled, below a yellow cartouche with inscription and a further pale green medallion below, the lower section with a quilted vase with red cartouches enclosing a tughra and monogram to the right side and a yellow rectangular panel above, the ground filled with floral swags and sprays, all within a pale green border, backed
279 x 155 cm.

Footnotes

  • The inscriptions comprise:

    In the top two roundels:
    The shahadah

    In the yellow band:
    "And know that there is no God but The God, Muhammad the Messenger of God"

    In the central roundel, in mirrored form:
    "God is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth" from the Qur'an, surah al-Nur (XXIV), parts of 35

    In the central yellow band:
    A hadith of the Prophet

    In the red cartouches:
    Qur'an, surah al-Ahzab (XXXIII, 45-48)

    And the tughra of 'Abdul Hamid II (AH 1293-1327/ AD 1876-1909)
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