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Islamic Dynastic Art

Stand for a Qur'an Manuscript

Stand for a Qur'an Manuscript, Islamic Dynastic Art
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Stand for a Qur'an Manuscript is an Islamic Dynastic Wood artwork created in 1360. It lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Furniture. SourceDownload

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This teak book-stand is carved with the vegital decorations common in Islamic art, and carries calligraphic inscriptions in Arabic on the inner face of stand in six segments, three of which are missing:

اللهم صلّ علی محمد و علی آل محمد سلّم و
]. . .[ و أمیر المؤمنین علي بن . .
ابي طالب رضوان الله علیهم اجمعین
وقف مدرسهٔ صدر آباد انار صانها الله عن الآفات — في ذي الحجة حجة إحدی و ستین
و سبعمائة

May God bless Muhammad and his family and [. . .] and the commander of the faithful ‘Ali son of Abi Talib, may God’s good favor be upon all of them! Endowed to the Madrasa Sadrabad in Anar, may God protect and preserve it from disaster! In the month of Dhu l-Hijja of the year A.H. 761 [October– – November 1360 A.D.]

Reed Enger, "Stand for a Qur'an Manuscript," in Obelisk Art History, Published July 22, 2017; last modified July 22, 2017, http://arthistoryproject.com/timeline/middle-ages/islamic-dynastic-art/stand-for-a-quran-manuscript/.

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