A carved wood beam fragment with partial inscription, Morocco
Lot 86W
A Marinid calligraphic carved wood Beam Morocco, 13th-14th Century
£6,000 - 8,000
US$ 10,000 - 13,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Marinid calligraphic carved wood Beam
Morocco, 13th-14th Century
of elongated rectangular form, the face carved with a single line of inscription in thuluth on a ground of scrolling palmette bearing vines, above a band of rosettes
123 cm. long

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Private Belgian Collection since 1970.

    The inscription reads: al-'izz al-qa'im wa al-sa'd al-mulazim, "constant might and inseparable felicity."

    Another Marinid beam with the same stripy leaf was sold at Christie's, Islamic Art and Manuscripts, 29 April 2003, lot 51.
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