Kaaba-Kabe

Kaaba-Kabe

Kaaba-Kabe

Kaaba-Kabe

Ka'bah with the door open...

Ka'bah with the door open...

Kaaba-Kabe,  Portulan de la mer Méditerranée, par ʿAlî ibn Aḥmad ibn Moḥammad al-Scharqî, de Sfax (الصفاقسى), en Tunisie, 1551, Gallica, BnF

Kaaba-Kabe, Portulan de la mer Méditerranée, par ʿAlî ibn Aḥmad ibn Moḥammad al-Scharqî, de Sfax (الصفاقسى), en Tunisie, 1551, Gallica, BnF

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Kaaba-Kabe-Kharīdat al-ʻajāʾib wa-farīdat al-gharāʾib

Kaaba-Kabe-Kharīdat al-ʻajāʾib wa-farīdat al-gharāʾib

Inside cover of the Holy  Kaabah, 1606 from the Ottoman period, Makkah, Hejaz   الستار الداخلي للكعبة المشرفة، سنة ١٦٠٦ مكة، الحجاز في العهد العثماني

Inside cover of the Holy Kaabah, 1606 from the Ottoman period, Makkah, Hejaz الستار الداخلي للكعبة المشرفة، سنة ١٦٠٦ مكة، الحجاز في العهد العثماني

Sitarah (curtain) for the door of the Ka‘bah, commissioned by Sultan Abdülmejid I, Ottoman Egypt, Cairo, dated 1263 AH (1846-7 AD); black silk, with coloured silk appliqués, embroidered in silver and silver-gilt wire over cotton and silk thread padding, Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art © Nour Foundation.

Sitarah (curtain) for the door of the Ka‘bah, commissioned by Sultan Abdülmejid I, Ottoman Egypt, Cairo, dated 1263 AH (1846-7 AD); black silk, with coloured silk appliqués, embroidered in silver and silver-gilt wire over cotton and silk thread padding, Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art © Nour Foundation.

mecca, Saudi Arabia. When the world was young.

mecca, Saudi Arabia. When the world was young.

Leaf from Futuh al-Haramain (Description of the Two Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina), mid-16th century; Ottoman Probably Turkey Ink, colors, and gold on paper. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Age of Süleyman "the Magnificent" (r. 1520–1566)

Leaf from Futuh al-Haramain (Description of the Two Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina), mid-16th century; Ottoman Probably Turkey Ink, colors, and gold on paper. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Age of Süleyman "the Magnificent" (r. 1520–1566)

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