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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.195.1-4
People
Wasma'a Chorbachi (Cairo, Egypt 1944 -)
Title
The Mystery of Supplication
Classification
Architectural Elements
Work Type
architectural element
Date
1993
Culture
Iraqi
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/330953
Physical Descriptions
Medium
T1 stoneware with incised and pressed decoration, gloss glazed, medium range electric firing to cone 7-8
Dimensions
35.56 cm (14 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift in honor of Mary Anderson McWilliams
Copyright
Wasma © 1993
Accession Year
2006
Object Number
2006.195.1-4
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
"The Mystery of Supplication" is a set of modular tiles which can be arranged in any number of ways to create a composition that combines a beautiful arabesque with an inscription. The inscription reproduces the Muslim profession of faith, followed by formulaic praise. Written in a fluid and inventive thuluth script, the inscription translates as: "There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of God. All praise be to Allah."

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