Restored Ilyas Shahi Dynasty
Black tuff rock slab in ten pieces with Islamic inscription dedicated to Sultan Rukun-ud-din Barbak Shah who ruled Bengal from 1459-1474 CE. The inscription commemorates the building of a reservoir and inner gate on the grounds of the palace of Gaur (Lakhnauti), then capital of Bengal. It is dated to 871 AH (1466-7 CE).
Purchased from H. Kevorkian
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Sharpe Entrance: Iran and India ( Nov 1997 - 2001)
[Article] Miles, George C. & Faris, Nabih A. 1940. An Inscription of Barbak Shah of Bengal. Ars Islamica. 7 (2) : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 141-146
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