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Kufi (1-11)


Kufi (simple) inscription (1)
Signpost
Basalt
50cm x 42cm x 13cm
First century (AH) / c. 700 (AD)
NMSA Object #1356
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Kufi (simple) inscription (2)
Basalt
50cm x 39cm x 29cm
Second century AH / ca. 800 AD
NMSA Object #678
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Kufi (simple) inscription (3)
Tombstone of Abdurehman bin Yazid
Basalt
38cm x 30cm 17cm
Second century A.H. = ca. 800 A.D.
NMSA: 598
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Kufi (simple) inscription (4)
Tombstone with inscribed prayer
Basalt
48cm x 42cm x 15cm
Second century A.H. = ca. 800 A.D.
NMSA: 595
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Kufi (simple) inscription (5)
Tombstone of Al Walid bin Mahammed bin Abdula bin Ruwaih
Basalt
53cm x 37cm x 26cm
Third century A.H. = ca. 900 A.D.
NMSA: 667
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Kufi (simple) inscription (6)
Tombstone of Hafs bin Omar
Basalt
61cm x 48cm x 14cm
Third century A.H. = ca.900 A.D.
NMSA: 732
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Kufi (simple) inscription (7)
Tombstone of Mariam bint al Husein bin al Fadhel
Basalt
57cm x 42cm x 17cm
Third century A.H. = ca. 900 A.D.
NMSA: 663
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Kufi (simple) inscription (8)
Tombstone of Ibrahim bin Husein bin Wahab
Basalt
56cm x 41cm x 17cm
Third century A.H. = ca. 900 A.d.
NMSA: 730
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Kufi (simple) inscription (9)
Beginning of a newly renovated road
Basalt
50cm x 44cm x 10cm
304 A.H. = ca. 916/917 A.D.
NMSA: 899
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Kufi (simple) inscription (10)
Basalt
50cm x 39cm x 29cm
Third century A.H. = ca. 900 A.D.
NMSA: 686
Written from left to right or right to left on 7 lines.
The inscription is likely to be the stamp or sign the inscriber's tribe.
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Kufi (simple) inscription (11)
Tombstone of Zineb bint Ibrahim bin al Qasem Bin Ibrahim.
Basalt
60cm x 62cm x 30cm
Fourth century A.H. = ca. 1000 A.D.
NMSA: 689
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