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Inscription: On neck: Verse from the Qur'an, ch. 9 "Surat at-Tauba" ('Repentance'), beginning of verse 18."Only those who belive in God and the Last Day"Translation from Ahmed Ali (Princeton University Press, 1984)On body: "This is what was dedicated by the humble servant of God Almighty, hoping for the forgiveness of Allah Almighty, Ahmad al Mihmandar, Allah forgive him. (L.A. Mayer; Saracenic Heraldry, cf. p. 190) This is what was made a 'waqf' by the servant yearning for God the exalted, hoping for the pardon of Allah the Exalted, Ahmad al Mihmandar, may God forgive him his sins."
? Charles H.A. Schéfer, Paris; Edward C. Moore, New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)
Wypyski, Mark. Metropolitan Museum Studies in Art, Science, and Technology. vol. 1. New York, 2010. pp. 109, 111, 112, 114, 119, 120-1, 124, ill. figs. 3, 5.
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