Islamic Inscription and Arabesque

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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.

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 x 22 x cm): originated from Andalusia and probably from Alhambra palace, Granada ca cent.

A painted Thuluth inscription on the wall of Sulejmanija (the Colourful) Mosque of Travnik.

A painted Thuluth inscription on the wall of Sulejmanija (the Colourful) Mosque of Travnik.

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

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. Cent AD), probably during Fatimid or Hamdanid dynasty.

Open your Heart: A pair of carved doors which could be dated during Safavid period ca 17-18th cent AD. The carved doors in Islamic style could indicate the period of the Abyaneh inhabitants opened their ways to Islamic belief. Abyaneh, Natans, April 2017

Open your Heart: A pair of carved doors which could be dated during Safavid period ca cent AD. The carved doors in Islamic style could indicate the period of the Abyaneh inhabitants opened their ways to Islamic belief.

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

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.

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

The Kufic Inscription at Ben Youseff Madrassa (completed in cent.

A carving work of the element pulpit minbar of Karagöz Bey Mosque (built in 1557 AD). A Thuluth inscription carved on the sand stone bears the Muslim Testimonial word of Shahada.

A carving work of the element pulpit minbar of Karagöz Bey Mosque (built in 1557 AD). A Thuluth inscription carved on the sand stone bears the Muslim Testimonial word of Shahada.

An illuminated wooden gate of Gazi Husrev Bey Mosque (completed in 1532 AD)

An illuminated wooden gate of Gazi Husrev Bey Mosque (completed in 1532 AD)

A large marble-stone fragment (26 x 25 x 8 cm) of 'quicialera' (a door or window sidepost) with kufic epigraphy: Originated from Al-andalus region ca. 10 cent AD. The carved inscription can be translated as 'All Sovereignty belongs to Oneness God' which is a common phrase used widely during Umayyad period in Iberian Peninsula until early 11 cent AD.

A large marble-stone fragment (26 x 25 x 8 cm) of 'quicialera' (a door or window sidepost) with kufic epigraphy: Originated from Al-andalus region ca. 10 cent AD. The carved inscription can be translated as 'All Sovereignty belongs to Oneness God' which is a common phrase used widely during Umayyad period in Iberian Peninsula until early 11 cent AD.

The Square Kufic: Sarban Minaret completed in 1155 AD, during Seljuk Period of Esfahan Iran. The minaret is also known as the camel driver minaret which might be part of Seljuk worship buildings in 12th cent AD.

The Square Kufic: Sarban Minaret completed in 1155 AD, during Seljuk Period of Esfahan Iran. The minaret is also known as the camel driver minaret which might be part of Seljuk worship buildings in 12th cent AD.

A Grand Prayer: The Mihrab of Shaikh Lotfollah Mosque, in which the building was completed in 1619 AD during the reign of Shah Abbas I who took the empire to its peak period.   Like the other worship buildings which were built during Safavid period, the mosque is also heavily dominated by Thuluth Qur'anic calligraphy, cobalt blue tile with illuminated floral foliages and a complex muqarnas construction.  Esfahan, April 2017

A Grand Prayer: The Mihrab of Shaikh Lotfollah Mosque, in which the building was completed in 1619 AD during the reign of Shah Abbas I who took the empire to its peak period. Like the other worship buildings which were built during Safavid period, the mosque is also heavily dominated by Thuluth Qur'anic calligraphy, cobalt blue tile with illuminated floral foliages and a complex muqarnas construction. Esfahan, April 2017

The Grand Inscription: Kufic Inscription on Kashan Jameh Mosque which was completed in 1076 AD during Seljuq period. Kashan, April 2017

The Grand Inscription: Kufic Inscription on Kashan Jameh Mosque which was completed in 1076 AD during Seljuq period. Kashan, April 2017

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