Calligraphic panel

The Arabic inscription reads – “ya Malik al-Mulk” (the Eternal Owner of Sovereign), referring to one of the 99 Beautiful Names or Attributes of God. The composition is done with silver-gilt threads embroidered on a velvet background. The design was most likely done on paper then transferred onto a piece of velvet with the help of a stencil. Such calligraphic panels were often hung in Muslim homes as an expression of one’s faith.

Date/Period
19th century
Region
Turkey
Dimension
Object size: H39.0 cm X W47.1 cm X Depth 3.1 cm
Accession No.
2005-01507
Material
gilt threads on velvet
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Woodcarving