Islamic Inscription and Arabesque

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The Islamic Star with kufic inscription border on the ceiling of Cappella Palatina (The Royal Chapel of Normann Kings) inside Palazzo Reale of Palermo.

The Islamic Star with kufic inscription border on the ceiling of Cappella Palatina (The Royal Chapel of Normann Kings) inside Palazzo Reale of Palermo.

A fragment of Nasrid frieze (15 x 22 x 3.5 cm): originated from Andalusia and probably from Alhambra palace, Granada ca 13th-14th cent. AD.

A fragment of Nasrid frieze (15 x 22 x 3.5 cm): originated from Andalusia and probably from Alhambra palace, Granada ca 13th-14th cent. AD.

The minbar of Alauddin Mosque of Konya, dated in 1155 AD. The ebony minbar is dominated with kufic inscription and foliate floral-arabesque inside a square cartouche.

The minbar of Alauddin Mosque of Konya, dated in 1155 AD. The ebony minbar is dominated with kufic inscription and foliate floral-arabesque inside a square cartouche.

The Power of Words: A grand kufic stucco was added to the southern wing of the Esfahan Jameh mosque under the order of powerful Ilkhanid ruler, Öljeitü in 13th cent AD. Esfahan, April 2017

The Power of Words: A grand kufic stucco was added to the southern wing of the Esfahan Jameh mosque under the order of powerful Ilkhanid ruler, Öljeitü in 13th cent AD. Esfahan, April 2017

The Art of Minaret: Huge kufic inscription on the mid wall stucco of Chehel Dokhtaran minaret which was completed in 1112 AD during Seljuk period. Esfahan, April 2017

The Art of Minaret: Huge kufic inscription on the mid wall stucco of Chehel Dokhtaran minaret which was completed in 1112 AD during Seljuk period. Esfahan, April 2017

A Timurid Pentagonal Wooden Panel (diag: 14.5 cm): Carved in arabesque relief with scrolling foliage, deep grooves and cusped leaves, set inside raised border with trace of monochrome pigment. The panel might be once part of a carved wooden- door or pulpit minbar.

A Timurid Pentagonal Wooden Panel (diag: 14.5 cm): Carved in arabesque relief with scrolling foliage, deep grooves and cusped leaves, set inside raised border with trace of monochrome pigment. The panel might be once part of a carved wooden- door or pulpit minbar.

Art of the Words: The Qur'anic epigraphy in Maghreb script carved on a wooden door of Real Alcazar. Seville Revisit, October 2016.

Art of the Words: The Qur'anic epigraphy in Maghreb script carved on a wooden door of Real Alcazar. Seville Revisit, October 2016.

An Islamic Funerary Stele: The stele is made of limestone and originated from Syria or Levant region (Ca. 10-11 Cent AD), probably during Fatimid or Hamdanid dynasty.

An Islamic Funerary Stele: The stele is made of limestone and originated from Syria or Levant region (Ca. 10-11 Cent AD), probably during Fatimid or Hamdanid dynasty.

The Kufic Inscription at Ben Youseff Madrassa (completed in 14th cent. AD), Marrakech, Morocco

The Kufic Inscription at Ben Youseff Madrassa (completed in 14th cent. AD), Marrakech, Morocco

Kufic Inscription on one of the main columns inside Martorana (The Church of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio), Palermo.

Kufic Inscription on one of the main columns inside Martorana (The Church of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio), Palermo.


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The Kufic Inscription at Ben Youseff Madrassa (completed in 14th cent. AD), Marrakech, Morocco

The Kufic Inscription at Ben Youseff Madrassa (completed in 14th cent. AD), Marrakech, Morocco

An Islamic Funerary Stele: The stele is made of limestone and originated from Syria or Levant region (Ca. 10-11 Cent AD), probably during Fatimid or Hamdanid dynasty.

An Islamic Funerary Stele: The stele is made of limestone and originated from Syria or Levant region (Ca. 10-11 Cent AD), probably during Fatimid or Hamdanid dynasty.

Kufic Inscription on one of the main columns inside Martorana (The Church of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio), Palermo.

Kufic Inscription on one of the main columns inside Martorana (The Church of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio), Palermo.

A ceremonial Batik handpainted by Javanese artisant made for Sumateran tribals (ca. 1945). The pattern is somehow influenced by the Ottoman Tughra.

A ceremonial Batik handpainted by Javanese artisant made for Sumateran tribals (ca. 1945). The pattern is somehow influenced by the Ottoman Tughra.

A Thuluth inscription on one of the wings of the Al-Shawbak castle (Krak de Montréal)

A Thuluth inscription on one of the wings of the Al-Shawbak castle (Krak de Montréal)

Eastern Kufic Inscription on an ancient gravestone of Fatima Bt Maimoon (dated 7 Rajab 475 AH or 2 December 1082 AD). Originally discovered in Leran, Gresik, East Java, but two stones have been relocated to two different locations at Wajak Museum, Mojokerto and Sunan Giri Museum of Gresik, East Java, Indonesia.

Eastern Kufic Inscription on an ancient gravestone of Fatima Bt Maimoon (dated 7 Rajab 475 AH or 2 December 1082 AD). Originally discovered in Leran, Gresik, East Java, but two stones have been relocated to two different locations at Wajak Museum, Mojokerto and Sunan Giri Museum of Gresik, East Java, Indonesia.

The minbar of Alauddin Mosque of Konya, dated in 1155 AD. The ebony minbar is dominated with kufic inscription and foliate floral-arabesque inside a square cartouche.

The minbar of Alauddin Mosque of Konya, dated in 1155 AD. The ebony minbar is dominated with kufic inscription and foliate floral-arabesque inside a square cartouche.

La Cattedra di San Pietro (The Throne of Saint Peter): A monumental funerary stone embedded to resemble a throne. The carved marble stone thought to be brought from Fatimid of Sicily (Ca 11th cent AD) by the Byzantine and donated to San Pietro di Castello of Venice in 13th Cent AD.

La Cattedra di San Pietro (The Throne of Saint Peter): A monumental funerary stone embedded to resemble a throne. The carved marble stone thought to be brought from Fatimid of Sicily (Ca 11th cent AD) by the Byzantine and donated to San Pietro di Castello of Venice in 13th Cent AD.

The Islamic Star with kufic inscription border on the ceiling of Cappella Palatina (The Royal Chapel of Normann Kings) inside Palazzo Reale of Palermo.

The Islamic Star with kufic inscription border on the ceiling of Cappella Palatina (The Royal Chapel of Normann Kings) inside Palazzo Reale of Palermo.

A fragment of Nasrid frieze (15 x 22 x 3.5 cm): originated from Andalusia and probably from Alhambra palace, Granada ca 13th-14th cent. AD.

A fragment of Nasrid frieze (15 x 22 x 3.5 cm): originated from Andalusia and probably from Alhambra palace, Granada ca 13th-14th cent. AD.

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