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Creator Qualifier: Attributed to Bengal
Creator Nationality: Asian; Indian Sub-Continent; Indian
Creator Name-CRT: Attributed to Bengal, India
Title Type: Object name
Title: Dedicatory Inscription from a Mosque in Tughra Script
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1493
Creation End Date: 1500
Creation Date: dated 905 AH to 1500 A.D.
Object Type: Architecture
Classification Term: Stone
Materials and Techniques: Black schist
Dimensions: H. 16 1/8 in. (41 cm), W. 45 5/16 in. (115.1 cm), D. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1981.320
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 Husaynshah. 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.
AMICA ID: MMA_.1981.320
AMICA Library Year: 2000
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