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Inscriptions of Mosul Mosques Mihrabs during Ottoman Period: A study of selected samples

Athar Alrafedain, 2020, Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 155-184
DOI: 10.33899/athar.2021.169577

Most of Mosul's mosques mihrabs are characterized by written inscriptions of ribbon shape which decorated the Mihrabs fronts, or ornamented the upper part other mihrabs; or on the interior of mihrabs. the meaning of those Inscriptions vary between Quranic Ayahs. In addition to from conjoin phrases of a monotheism. Similarly, name of the four caliphs were also Inscription was done by the Al-thuluth Calligraphy in tow methods, Ibn Albawaab and Al Mustasimi and Jaly Al thuluth. The writer chose Al-thuluth calligraphy because it characterized by flexibility and softness of the writing tracks on which they write.