Beam - Aga Khan Museum
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Classification
Wood and Lacquer

Object name
Beam

Geography
Iran

Period
12th-13th century

Materials and technique
Wood, carved

Dimensions
239 x 20.8 cm

Accession number
AKM00630

Description

This beam recalls similar carved wooden panels that formed architectural elements for mosque minbars (pulpits) or mihrabs in the Seljuq Iranian world. In such cases, the inscription usually ready ‘Sovereignty belongs to God’. Foliated kufic inscriptions containing Qur’anic verses or praising the ruler were carved into a vegetal background of palmette and split-palmette leaves, often in the bevelled style associated with Samarra in present-day Iraq. Many examples were also signed by the artist.

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21 pieces found

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