Sitarah for the Prophet's Mosque

dated 1298 AH (1880-81 AD)

The Khalili Collections

The Khalili Collections

The embroidered Qur'anic text consists of Surat al-Fath, XLVIII, verses 1–3 in the centre of the curtain, with Surat al-Ahzab, XXXIII, verse 56, above and Surat al-Tawbah, IX, verse 128, below.


  • Title: Sitarah for the Prophet's Mosque
  • Date Created: dated 1298 AH (1880-81 AD)
  • Location Created: Istanbul
  • Type: PAINTING
  • Medium: olive-green silk, with orange and red silk appliqués, relief-embroidered in silver and silver-gilt wire over card and cotton thread padding

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