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Inscription: The two fields on this tile contain inscriptions; the upper field is a Our'anic quotation from sura 76:1-2, minutely written in clear cursive handwriting. The main inscription is in relief written in thuluth and painted in cobalt blue, containing the second half of the 'basmala' formula: "...God, the Compassionate, and the Merciful."
Edward C. Moore, New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)
Carboni, Stefano, and Tomoko Masuya. Persian Tiles. New York, N.Y.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. no. 17, p. 22, ill. p. 22 (b/w).
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