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Islamic Art/Calligraphy

The rim of this lamp bears an inscription from the surah al-Nur (Light), verse 35: “God is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The parable of His Light is as if there were a Niche and within it a Lamp: the Lamp enclosed in Glass.” Syria or Egypt. 15th century. 33 x 25 cm. Courtesy of the Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art.

Islamic Calligraphy – 1250 to 1450 A.D.