A Fatimid inscribed carved marble Stele Egypt, 9th/ 10th Century
Lot 8A* W
A Fatimid marble Funerary Stele Egypt, 9th/ 10th Century
£3,000 - 4,000
US$ 5,000 - 6,700
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Fatimid marble Funerary Stele
Egypt, 9th/ 10th Century
of irregular rectangular form, carved with thirteen lines of kufic inscription
58.8 x 42.5 cm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Private Canadian collection.

    The inscriptions confirm the conversion of a certain Zaynab, daughter of Hamdun Abi Na'im to Islam.

    For a similar carved funerary stele, Mikhail B. Piotrovsky and John Vrieze, Art of Islam: Earthly Beauty, Heavenly Art, Exhibition Catalogue, Amsterdam, December 1999 to April 2000, no. 176.
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