The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Baizat
  • Baizat
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Egyptian or Sudanese
  • 17th century with nineteenth century additions
  • Steel, gold
  • Diameter: 22.5 cm
  • Inscription: Allāhu lā ilāha illā huwa al-hayyu al-qayyūmu lā ta’khudhuhu sinatun wa-lā nawmun la-hu mā fī al-samāwāti wa-mā fī al-arḍi man dhā alladhī yashfa‘u ‘indahu illā bi-idhnihi ya‘lamu mā bayna aydīhim wa-mā khalfahum wa-lā yuḥīṭūna bi-shay’in min ‘ilmihi illā bi-mā shā’a wasi‘a kursīyuhu al-samāwāti wa-al-arḍa wa-lā ya’ūduhu ḥifẓuhumā wa-huwa al-‘alīyu al-‘adhīm Allah - there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.
    Inscription: Al-samuwat Heavens
  • OA1789
  • Reserve Gallery
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