Funerary stele

This large, carved Ottoman stele is carved on both sides with Qur'anic inscriptions which helps us to attribute this piece as a grave marker. The inscription at the very top reads, 'Every soul shall have a taste of death' (Surah Ali Imram, verse 185).

Date/Period
18th century
Region
Turkey
Dimension
Object size: L161.0 x W51.0 cm
Accession No.
1999-02803
Material
Stone
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Sculpture