Islamic Inscription and Arabesque

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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 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 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.

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

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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