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Naskh


Naskh inscription (1)
Tombstone of Khadija bin Qasim bin Ahmad bin Qasim bin Ja'ad.
Basalt
58cm x 50cm x 17cm
Fourth century A.H. = ca. 1000 A.D.
NMSA: 635
  Tombstone of Khadija bin Qasim bin Ahmad bin Qasim bin Ja'ad. Basalt. 58cm x 50cm x 17cm. Fourth century A.H. = ca. 1000 A.D. NMSA: 635
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Naskh inscription (2)
Tombstone of Al Sharifah Za Quia with Quranic verse.
Basalt
91cm x 39cm x 15cm
588 A.H.
NMSA: 911
  Tombstone of Al Sharifah Za Quia with Quranic verse. Basalt. 91cm x 39cm x 15cm. 588 A.H. NMSA: 911
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Naskh inscription (3)
Tombstone of Afif Allah bin Abdullah bin Ali bin Sulliman bin Arafa al Makki.
Basalt
57cm x 50cm x 22cm
767 A.H.
NMSA: 602
  Tombstone of Afif Allah bin Abdullah bin Ali bin Sulliman bin Arafa al Makki. Basalt. 57cm x 50cm x 22cm. 767 A.H. NMSA: 602
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Naskh inscription (4)
Tombstone of Al Tafel Ahmen bin al Sheikh al Saleh Obed bin Mohammed al A'arabi.
Basalt
44cm x 42cm x 12.5cm
3 Rajeb, 824 A.H.
NMSA: 601a
  Tombstone of Al Tafel Ahmen bin al Sheikh al Saleh Obed bin Mohammed al A'arabi. Basalt. 44cm x 42cm x 12.5cm. 3 Rajeb, 824 A.H. NMSA: 601a
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Naskh inscription (5)
Tombstone of Mujebah bint Alwan Al Oqbi
Basalt
56cm x 36cm x 30cm
840 A.H.
NMSA: 605
  Tombstone of Mujebah bint Alwan Al Oqbi. Basalt. 56cm x 36cm x 30cm. 840 A.H. NMSA: 605
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Naskh inscription (6)
Tombstone of al Moulwi al Miri al Kabiri al Sifi.
Basalt
58cm x 36cm x 7cm
905 A.H.
NMSA: 620
  Tombstone of al Moulwi al Miri al Kabiri al Sifi. Basalt. 58cm x 36cm x 7cm. 905 A.H. NMSA: 620
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Naskh inscription (7)
Foundation tone of a fort
Basalt
Inscribed surface: 70cm x 45cm x 10cm
1266 A.H. [=1849 A.D.]
NMSA: 896a/b
  Foundation tone of a fort. Basalt. Inscribed surface: 70cm x 45cm x 10cm. 1266 A.H. [=1849 A.D.] NMSA: 896a/b
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Naskh inscription (8)
Foundation stone of a school
Marble
45cm x 49cm x 3cm
1275 A.H.
NMSA: 905
  Foundation stone of a school. Marble. 45cm x 49cm x 3cm. 1275 A.H. NMSA: 905
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Naskh inscription (9)
Building marker
Marble
123cm x 37cm x 2.2cm
1291 A.H.
NMSA: 908/3
  Building marker. Marble. 123cm x 37cm x 2.2cm. 1291 A.H. NMSA: 908/3
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