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ARC.mx 468
ARC.mx 468

A Pendant Set with Rocks Gathered from Mecca and Surrounding Areas

ARC.mx 468

Egypt

20th Century

ARC.mx 468

A Pendant Set with Rocks Gathered from Mecca and Surrounding Areas

ARC.mx 468

Egypt

20th Century

copper

presented by Darwish Mustafa al-Far to Abdel Moneim Muhammad Khallaf

35.5 x 17.5cm

The stones were gathered from Mecca, the valley of the battle of Badr, and Gar Hara’ (the cave of Hara’) in the Jabal al-Nur and Gar Thawr. These have been set into a pendant that were presented by the prominent Egyptian Geologist (and Director of the Egyptian Geological Museum) Darwish Mustafa al-Far (born 1925) to his teacher, the Egyptian scholar Abdel Moneim Muhammad Khallaf, as recorded in one of the two large inscribed plaques. The second plaque bears a Qur’anic verse referring to Gar Hara’ (Surat al-Tawbah, IX, verse 40).