Section from the Curtain of the Prophet’s Tomb

Location: Ottoman Turkey

Materials: silk lampas

Dimensions: 241 x 134cm

Accession Number: TXT 241

Other Notes:

The repeating inscriptions in the narrow bands consist of prayers for the four Orthodox caliphs and the Companions of the Prophet, as well as all prophets and messengers. Alternate wider bands read, ‘God, my Lord, there is none but He, Muhammad the beloved of my Lord’ and ‘Prayers and Peace be upon you, O messenger of God’.


J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.407, pp.344–5.