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Deccani Alam (Standard)

Object Name:
Standard
Date:
late 16th–early 17th century
Geography:
India, probably Hyderabad, Deccan
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Brass with relief decoration
Dimensions:
H. 40 in (101.6 cm) W. 24 in (61 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Gift of Terence McInerney, 2012
Accession Number:
2012.207.2a, b
Not on view
Inscription: On the handle in Nasta’liq script:
بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم
The start of the inscriptions is from center and then goes around.
It is in thuluth script and is the beginning of the prayer for Shi’a Imams but it mixed with other text which is not clear but the word المرتضی is seen among the words:
اللهم صل علی محمد و المرتضی
Around the alam in Thuluth script:
و علی فاطمة الزهراء/ و علی الحسن المجتبی/ و علی الحسین شهید بکربلا / و علی السجاد زین العابدین/ امام محمد الباقر/ و علی امام جعفر الصادق/ و علی امام موسی الکاظم/ و علی امام علي بن موسی الرضا/ و علی امام محمد التقي/ و علی امام علي النقِ/ و علی امام حسن العسکري/ و علی امام محمد المهدي

A.Ghouchani
[ Art market, England]; Howard Hodgkin, London (ca. 1982); Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd., New York (until 2012; gifted to MMA)
Haidar, Navina, and Marika Sardar. "Opulence and Fantasy." In Sultans of Deccan India 1500–1700. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015. no. 108, pp. 215-216, ill. pl. 108.



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