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MSS 1270
MSS 1270

Scroll with Views of Mecca and Medina

MSS 1270

China

dated AH 1261 (AD 1845)

MSS 1270
MSS 1270, the Masjid al-Haram at Mecca
MSS 1270, the Prophet’s mosque at Medina

Scroll with Views of Mecca and Medina

MSS 1270

China

dated AH 1261 (AD 1845)

ink, watercolours and gold on paper

   

402 x 27cm

The text consists of Qur’anic verses, short prayers and invocations, and numerous reprtitions of the basmalah and the shahadah , the latter arranged into decorative shapes such as vases, flowers, a pagoda and the bifurcated sword, dhu’l-fiqar . In addition, there are depictions of the Masjid al-Haram at Mecca and the Prophet’s mosque at Medina, and the last panel encloses the hilyah of the Prophet Muhammad.