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Rare Indian Carved Calligraphic Marble Tile, circa 1860

Origin India
Period 19th Century
Materials Marble
Dimensions
W. 18 in; H. 8.5 in; D. 1 in;
W. 45.72 cm; H. 21.59 cm; D. 2.54 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date 1860
Description A rare Indian carved calligraphic marble tile, circa 1860
Hand carved with a cusped cartouche containing lines of dense thuluth calligraphy. Sitting on a custom made stand. Extremely fine piece.
Measures: Tile: 8.5″ high x 18″ wide x 1″ deep.
Translation:
Everything is Perishable except his (God’s) countenance
Provenance Christie’s London, 16 June 1987, no.291.
Inscriptions Surah al-Qasas XXVIII, part of v.88.
Styles / Movements Other, Traditional
Patterns Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 486031
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