An intact, circular Kufic Panel molded out of stucco. The panel bears the Arabic inscription
of Rabb al-Alamin (Lord of the Universe) repeated four times in a Thuluth braided script. [This panel is about the size of a large pizza.]
A small mesjed is attached to the khan. The qiblah wall contained a semi-circular mihrab flanked by two niches on each side. Fragments of stucco panels bearing Kufic inscriptions were found in two of the better preserved niches. Fragments of two circular stucco panels were discovered on the floor of the mosque. One panel had been mounted on the wall above the mihrab while the second panel was mounted on the opposing wall.


Second circular stucco panel from the interior of the Area 4 mosque. The panel bears the Arabic
inscription of Rabb al-Alamin (Lord of the Universe) repeated four times in a Thuluth braided script.

Fragments of one of the four rectangular stucco panels found in the niches on each side of the mikrab .
They are inscribed with the first line of the Sura al-Fatihah.

Fragment of one of the four rectangular stucco panels found in the niches on each side of the mikrab .
They are inscribed with the first line of the Sura al-Fatihah.

In situ fragment of a stucco panel found in the niches on each side of the
mikrab . They are inscribed with the first line of the Sura al-Fatihah.

Neathery Fuller and Michael Fuller carefully clean the intact circular panel that had decorated the interior wall of the masjid.

Photographic Credit: Professor David Hanlon, SLCC-MC
Created 1 August 2001.
Migrated 2 April 2008
Updated 28 December 2008