Square tile with holy names in square kufic script

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The tile is inscribed with the names of Allah, the Prophet Muhammad, and his son-in-law and successor Ali in square kufic script.


  • Title

    Square tile with holy names in square kufic script

  • Associated people

    'Ali ibn Abi Talib ("'Ali ibn Abi Talib") (ruled AD 656 - 661) (named on object)
    Prophet Muhammad (c. AD 570 - 632) (named on object)
  • Associated place

    Iran (place of creation)
  • Date

    15th century (1401 - 1500)
    Timurid Period (1370 - 1507)
  • Material and technique

    fritware, with decoration in coloured glazes applied in the cuerda seca technique

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    19 x 17 x 2.5 cm (height x width x depth)
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  • Credit line

    Presented by J. P. D. Dunbabin, 2003.

  • Museum location

    First floor | Gallery 31 | Islamic Middle East
  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

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