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Object Number:NEP58
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Egypt
Locus: Mosque
Date Made: 1400-1499
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1499
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Credit Line:Purchased from Youssef Bey Chiha, 1923


Mosaic from a mosque in Cairo. Black geometrical design on white with red. Red, black and green border. Arabic inscription "There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is His Apostle." Label reads: Panel of red, black, and white stone with pieces of serpentine forming the corner decorations. The Arabic inscription "There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is His Prophet. Allah bless His" is rendered in a geometric form.

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