University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:NEP46.10
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Islamic
Provenience: India
West Bengal
Lakhnauti
Period: Restored Ilyas Shahi Dynasty
Date Made: 1466 CE
Early Date: 1466
Late Date: 1466
Section:Asian
Materials:Limestone
Iconography:Inscription
Inscription Language:Arabic Language
Length: 88.27 cm
Width: 40.01 cm
Thickness: 7.62 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from H. Kevorkian, 1924
Other Number:NEP46 - Old Museum Number

Description

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).


Bibliography:

[Article] Faris, Nabih A., and Miles, George C. 1940. " Ars Islamica". Ars Islamica. Ann Arbor. Vol. 7. no. 2. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 141-146View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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