Posted on: 22 September 2015

The tomb of the Prophet Muhammad at the holy city of Medina, commissioned by Asaf Jah VII (reg. 1911-1948), Mir Usman Ali Khan, Nizam of Hyderabad.

Probably Hyderabad, India, dated AH 1362/AD 1943

Gouache on glass, with Arabic inscription above identifying the Holy tomb as that of the Prophet Muhammad, and two couplets in praise of his character, a separate panel with an inscription giving the name of Asaf Jah VII and the date AH 1362/AD 1943.

Source: Bonhams

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Wasn't this targeted by Wahabi militants?



I recall there was a news story about fanatics destroying a monument in Saudi Arabia

Here is a rare book of Mecca. A pop-up book by czech artist, Kubasta. Fortunate to have one in my collection ( )

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All architecture but the Kaaba is regularly bull-dozed. ( )