18th century, gilt silver religious stand (alam) in the form of the Hand of Fatima

century, gilt silver religious stand (alam) in the form of the Hand of Fatima. From the Deccan Region

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A PARCEL GILT CALLIGRAPHIC PROCESSIONAL STANDARD ('ALAM) - DECCAN, POSSIBLY BIDAR, 18TH CENTURY

A PARCEL GILT CALLIGRAPHIC PROCESSIONAL STANDARD ('ALAM) - DECCAN, POSSIBLY BIDAR, 18TH CENTURY

A LARGE OTTOMAN GILT-COPPER (TOMBAK) FINIAL OTTOMAN TURKEY OR PROVINCES, 17TH/18TH CENTURY Rising from the faceted conical foot through the rounded shaft to two large rounded fluted bosses tapering slightly at end with crescent-shaped faceted finial with pointed ends 31in. (78.8cm.) high

A LARGE OTTOMAN GILT-COPPER (TOMBAK) FINIAL OTTOMAN TURKEY OR PROVINCES, 17TH/18TH CENTURY Rising from the faceted conical foot through the rounded shaft to two large rounded fluted bosses tapering slightly at end with crescent-shaped faceted finial with pointed ends 31in. (78.8cm.) high

A CUT-BRASS STANDARD ('ALAM) -  INDIA, 19TH CENTURY

A CUT-BRASS STANDARD ('ALAM) - INDIA, 19TH CENTURY

A CANTONESE SILVER-GILT FILIGREE ROSEWATER SPRINKLER (GULABPASH) FOR THE INDIAN MARKET, CHINA, LATE 18TH CENTURY

A Cantonese silver-gilt filigree rosewater sprinkler (Gulabpash) for the Indian Market, China, late Century

Standard ('Alam) Object Name: Standard Date: late 17th–early 18th century Geography: India, Deccan Culture: Islamic Medium: Brass Dimensions: H. 38 in. (96.5 cm) W. 12 in. (30.5 cm) Classification: Metal Credit Line: Purchase, Friends of Islamic Art Gifts, 2013

Standard ('Alam) Object Name: Standard Date: late century Geography: India, Deccan Culture: Islamic Medium: Brass Dimensions: H. cm) Classification: Metal Credit Line: Purchase, Friends of Islamic Art Gifts, 2013

Terminal of a Standard Author:	 Country:	Turkey Collection:	Arms and Armour Date:	Late 17th - early 18th century Technique:	chased, chiselled out, rivetted and gilded

Terminal of a Standard Author: Country: Turkey Collection: Arms and Armour Date: Late - early century Technique: chased, chiselled out, rivetted and gilded

Ottoman Alem was placed on the top of the imperial tents or flags. They can easily be seen in miniatures depicting the Ottoman army on the march. They often had inscriptions on them from the Quran and sometimes there were floral motifs filling in any empty spaces. They could be made of copper, bronze, brass, iron and gold. Only in the 19th century did these standards started to incorporate a star and crescent moon.

Ottoman Alem was placed on the top of the imperial tents or flags. They can easily be seen in miniatures depicting the Ottoman army on the march. They often had inscriptions on them from the Quran and sometimes there were floral motifs filling in any empty spaces. They could be made of copper, bronze, brass, iron and gold. Only in the 19th century did these standards started to incorporate a star and crescent moon.

'Alam (finial ornament) for a Battle Standard. Inscribed in Arabic, "There is no God but God", Turkish, Ottoman Empire, AH 680-1342 / AD 1281-1924, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum.

'Alam (finial ornament) for a Battle Standard. Inscribed in Arabic, "There is no God but God", Turkish, Ottoman Empire, AH / AD Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M.

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