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    Bag for the key of the Ka‘bah on Collections Sphere from Khalili Collections

    The central panel on the front of the bag (right) is embroidered with surah al-Naml (XXVII), verse 30, while that on the back (left) has surah al-Nisa’ (IV), beginning of verse 58. Above, and reading from one side across to the other, is the commissioning inscription (amara bi-‘amal…) in the name of the Sultan Ahmad III and, below, the presentation inscription (jaddada…) in the name of his Grand Vizier, Muhammad Pasha, with the date 1137 AH (1724–5 AD).

    Bag for the key of the Ka‘bah