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Name of Object:

Carved marble panel


Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)

Holding Museum:

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation

About Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation, Sharjah

Date of Object:

Hegira 5th century / AD 11th century

Museum Inventory Number:

SM 2006 – 1404 -5

Period / Dynasty:



Afghanistan, Ghazni


This panel is one of a pair in the collections. It originally formed part of a frieze, with a foliated kufic inscription above, a system of arabesque cartouches in the centre and a narrow scrolling band below. Similar marble panels have been associated with the palace of the Ghaznavid ruler Mas`ud III at Ghazni, completed in AH 508 / AD 1112.

Citation of this web page:

 "Carved marble panel" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;ua;Mus21;45;en

MWNF Working Number: UA 45