A LATE QAJAR TILE MOSAIC PANEL
Of a rectangle form, with central cusped in black calligraphy Qur’an,‘Bismillah’ In “Nastaliq”and inline border torques blue-containing a stylised yellow peacock tail on each side,against a cobalt blue background with polychrome floral spray, the cartouche set against a cobalt-blue ground with similar polychrome floral vine, the rectangular edges with plain black and yellow borders...
AN IMPORTANT ZANGID CARVED MARBLE MIHRAB
Of a revival standard form with foliage band surrounding inscription of square Quranic Chapters. The mihrab shape arch with openwork comprising a stylised floral motif, thin carved square Quranic inscription and rounder with Allah carving...
AN ISLAMIC STEEL LOCK IN A FORM OF PISA GRIFFIN MARI-CHA-LION
Of a small steel lock in the form of a lion with the articulated arched tail. The figure is fragile and disproportionate,the surface is covered with delicate oriental plant decoration (lotus flowers inscribed in a rich “Quranic” verses)
So Judging from the remains left in the grooves of the engraving animal figuring on various parts of the body
The simple forms of the body, its facial characteristics and its legs, are stands position as paired paws, which end with discs and are extremely short in relation to its body, are reminiscent of representations of animals that appear in Fatimid ceramics...
Middle Abbasid era and Al-Andalusia, Caliphate period, 861-936