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Mihrab

2020
Artist/Maker

The mihrab consists of the full-scale wooden structure and comes with steps, prayer mat, carpet, Hanging lamp, String of lights, Stars for metal work, 18 fake flowers, Vase, Wooden clock, LED clock, 5 point fire action notice, Wooden prayer times board, Wooden staff, Wooden book stand, Regular length prayer beads x2, Long length prayer beads x2, 108 books, Mecca tapestry, Hanging pictures x3, Framed ‘Ya Muhammed’ print x 2, Framed Mecca photo x2, Framed KAABA, Framed ‘Ya Allah’ print, Framed calligraphic text, Framed manuscript, Knobs x2 and L brackets x5.


Object details

Object type
Parts
This object consists of 5 parts.

  • Mihrabs
  • Steps
  • Mat
  • Carpet
  • Fittings
Brief description
Replica of the Harrow Central mosque's mihrab with fittings, designed Shahed Saleem, made by Remshore Creations, 2020
Physical description
The mihrab consists of the full-scale wooden structure and comes with steps, prayer mat, carpet, Hanging lamp, String of lights, Stars for metal work, 18 fake flowers, Vase, Wooden clock, LED clock, 5 point fire action notice, Wooden prayer times board, Wooden staff, Wooden book stand, Regular length prayer beads x2, Long length prayer beads x2, 108 books, Mecca tapestry, Hanging pictures x3, Framed ‘Ya Muhammed’ print x 2, Framed Mecca photo x2, Framed KAABA, Framed ‘Ya Allah’ print, Framed calligraphic text, Framed manuscript, Knobs x2 and L brackets x5.
Dimensions
  • Width: 1982mm (Note: Measurement of the constructed wooden part)
  • Depth: 1365mm (Note: Measurement of the constructed wooden part)
  • Height: 2471mm (Note: Measurement of the constructed wooden part)
  • Width: 2063mm (Note: Measurement of the decorated wall to the right of the mihrab )
  • Height: 2519mm (Note: Measurement of the decorated wall to the right of the mihrab)
  • Width: 1570mm (Note: Size of crate 3 with packed mihrab (crate 1 and 2 don't contain the mihrab))
  • Depth: 880mm (Note: Size of crate 3 with packed mihrab (crate 1 and 2 don't contain the mihrab))
  • Height: 1550mm (Note: Size of crate 3 with packed mihrab (crate 1 and 2 don't contain the mihrab))
  • Weight: 200kg (Note: Size of crate 3 with packed mihrab (crate 1 and 2 don't contain the mihrab))
  • Width: 2080mm (Note: Size of crate 4 with packed mihrab (crate 1 and 2 don't contain the mihrab))
  • Depth: 1690mm (Note: Size of crate 4 with packed mihrab (crate 1 and 2 don't contain the mihrab))
  • Height: 2640mm
  • Weight: 600kg (Note: Size of crate 4 with packed mihrab (crate 1 and 2 don't contain the mihrab))
Credit line
On loan from Shahed Saleem
Object history
The mihrab was built by Remshore Creations under direction of Shahed Saleem for the V&A's presentation at the 2020 Venice Biennale. When the Biennale was cancelled due to Covid 19, the mihrab was presented at the 2021 Biennale instead.
Collection
Accession number
LOAN:VEA.1:1 to 5-2022

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Record createdFebruary 28, 2022
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