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Gravestone Dated 1062, Reused in 1128

Object Name:
Fragment of a stele
dated A.H. 522/ A.D. 1128
Iran, Nishapur
Steatite; carved
H. 6 5/16 in. (16 cm) W. 8 11/16 in. (22 cm) D. 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1948
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Arabic, side 1: [Name] / May God bless him Monday / 18th of the month of Rajab / year 4 and 50 / and 4 hundred [August 2 1062]
Arabic, side 2:… on the date of [Jumada] / al-Awla year 2 and / 20 and 5 / hundred May God grant him pardon [May 1128]
[Read by Abdullah Ghouchani 11/09]
1947, excavated in Nishapur, Iran by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's expedition; 1948, acquired by the Museum in the division of finds

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