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Object Number:NEP41
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iran
Archaeology Area: Shrine of Imam-Zadeh Qasim
Date Made: 1592
Early Date: 1592
Late Date: 1592
Section:Near Eastern
Bronze (uncertain)
Inscription Language:Naskhi
Height: 177.16 cm
Length: 104.14 cm
Width: 0 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from H. Kevorkian, 1919


al-Salni in the blessed month Ramadhan of the year H 1000 [1592 CE]. Contains verses from a Surah of the Qu'ran. From shrine of Imam-Zadeh Qasim. 16th century. Dated by inscription to H1000/ 1592 CE . Martinovitch notes: Carved doors #3. Arabic inscriptions written in Naskhi script. Inscription around the both sides of the door. Qur'an Surah 48, versus 1-12. Inscription in the central medallions- an invocation and the blessing formula of the 12 Shi'i imams. Shah Abbas- Abbas I the Great 1587-1629.

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[Article] Negahban, Ezatollah O. 1989. "Persian Caligraphy: the Development of an Art Form". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 31. no. 1. pg. 26-39 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 33View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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