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Fragment of a Mihrab

unknown12th century

Linden-Museum Stuttgart

Linden-Museum Stuttgart

This fragment of a prayer niche (Mihrab) with floral décor and calligraphy is probably from a mosque in a palace complex in Ghazni. While the inscriptions around the niche are written in strict Kufic style, the outer writing is designed in the characteristic style of “floral Kufic”.

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  • Title: Fragment of a Mihrab
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: 12th century
  • Location: Afghanistan
  • Physical Dimensions: h81 cm
  • Provenance: Linden-Museum
  • Type: Fragment Made of Marble
  • Rights: Linden-Museum, Foto: Anatol Dreyer

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