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TXT 241
TXT 241

Section from the Curtain of the Prophet’s Tomb

TXT 241

Ottoman Turkey

18th century

TXT 241
TXT 241, detail

Section from the Curtain of the Prophet’s Tomb

TXT 241

Ottoman Turkey

18th century

silk lampas

241 x 134cm

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.