Black limestone (multi-section - 10 pieces) slab with Islamic Inscription dedicating it to Sultan Mahmud, son of Abu Said of the Timurid Dynasty. Dated A.H. 871 (1466 CE). Arabic inscription, written in Siwani. A Muslim prayer, beginning "In the name of Gd, the Merciful, the Compassionate; Praise be to Gd....etc." The inscription explains that this (mosque or sepulchre?) was built by Sultan Mahmud Shad, the Just, al-Hasan, in the reign of Jahan Shah Rudu ad-Dyluya wa-d-Din bau (son of) Abu-l-Muzaffar, in the year 871 A.H. (1466 CE). Sultan Mahmud of the Timurid dynasty was in 1466 the ruler of some provinces under the sovereign Jahan Shah (1437-1467 CE) of the Qara-Qoyunlu dynasty, King of Persia. The inscription commemorates the building of a reservoir and inner gate to the grounds of the palace of Gaur, then the capital of Bengal.
Purchased from H. Kevorkian
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Sharpe Entrance: Iran and India ( Nov 1997 - 2001)
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