Stone inscription panel

This architectural panel is carved with an inscription in thulth script that reads: ‘The Opener of Gates of sustenance, the Omniscient … .’ These are two names from the asmah al-husnah (the glorious names of God) of which, traditionally, there are believed to be 99 names. The verticals of the letters are straight and evenly placed, a characteristic of Indian Muslim epigraphy.

Date/Period
14th century
Region
Western India
Dimension
Object size: L29.0 x W9.3 x H18.9 cm
Accession No.
1997-03352
Material
Sandstone
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Sculpture