Medium: Mosaic of polychrome-glazed cut tiles on stonepaste body; set into mortar
Provenance Extent: Complete
Provenance: Madrasa Imami, Isfahan, Iran (1354–late 1920s); [ A. Rabenou, Paris , by 1931–39; sold to Arthur U. Pope for MMA]
Medium Extent: Complete
Inscription Extent: Complete
Inscription: (In Arabic; on outer border): Qur'an, ch. IX, v. 18-22. (In Arabic, on border of niche): "Said [the Prophet] on him be blessing and peace: . . . witness that there is no God save Allah and that Muhammad is his Apostle and the Blessed Imam, and in legal almsgiving, and in the pilgrimage, and in the fast of Ramadan, and he said, on him be blessing and peace." In Arabic, in rectangle at back): "The Prophet, peace be upon him, said, 'The Mosque is the dwelling place of the pious.' "