A calligraphic panel, signed by Bilal Azizof probably Tobolsk, Southern Siberia, dated AH 1321/AD 1903-4
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A calligraphic panel, signed by Bilal Azizof probably Tobolsk, Southern Siberia, dated AH 1321/AD 1903-4
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A calligraphic panel, signed by Bilal Azizof
probably Tobolsk, Southern Siberia, dated AH 1321/AD 1903-4
Arabic manuscript and watercolour on paper, the text consisting of the bismallah and the tahlil in the central cartouche against an olive-green background with coloured flowers, the cartouche surrounded by stylised floral motifs in purple, the border with ayat al-Kursi (The Throne Verse) in thuluth script in black ink, framed
452 x 580 mm.

Footnotes

  • The town of Tobolsk in Siberia became a centre of Tatar Islamic culture in the 19th Century, following a programme of mosque-building during the reign of Catherine II. See Allen J. Frank, Muslim Religious Institutions in Imperial Russia, Leiden 2001, p. 176.
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