Two Early Islamic Inscriptions

by Marcus Milwright | Talking about art

Why did Muslims in the first decades of the Islamic period feel compelled to create inscriptions on stone? This talk examines the religious and cultural messages contained in two important texts written at the end of the seventh century.

Inscription from Hafnat al-Abyad, Iraq, 683-84
funerary marker of ‘Abassa bint Jurayj, Egypt, 72/691