Dedicatory Inscription from a Mosque. Object Name: Panel; Date: dated A.H. 905/ A.D. 1500; Geography: Made in India, Bengal; Medium: Gabbro; carved;

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Dedicatory Inscription from a Mosque. Object Name: Panel; Date: dated A.H. 905/ A.D. 1500; Geography: Made in India, Stock Photo
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Dedicatory Inscription from a Mosque. Object Name: Panel; Date: dated A.H. 905/ A.D. 1500; Geography: Made in India, Bengal; Medium: Gabbro; carved;
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Dedicatory Inscription from a Mosque. Object Name: Panel; Date: dated A.H. 905/ A.D. 1500; Geography: Made in India, Bengal; Medium: Gabbro; carved; Dimensions: H. 16 1/8 (41 cm); Classification: Stone; Credit Line: Purchase, Gift of Mrs. Nelson Doubleday and Bequest of Charles R. Gerth, by exchange, 1981 / This dedicatory inscription in tughra script, dated A.H. 905/A.D. 1500, is from a mosque in western Bengal built for Prince Daniyal, a son of Sultan Husayn Shah. The inscription is an outstanding example of Indo-Muslim epigraphy: the regular pattern in which the vertical letters are arranged and the skillfully inserted, bowlike words that structure the pattern are typical of Muslim calligraphy in medieval Bengal and later in the Deccan; Inscription: Inscribed in Arabic in Bengali tughra-style script:; Provenance: possibly Thomas Hope of Deepdene, England; [ David Drey, London, before 1962; sold to Hodgkin]; Howard Hodgkin, London (from before 1962-81); [ Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd., New York, 1981; sold to MMA]