Carved from dark carnelian, this prayer plaque is inscribed and highlighted with 24k gold. Early 20th century, Delhi, India. The verse translates as:
Allah! There is no god But He, the Living, The Self-subsisting,Supporter of all. No slumber can seize Him Nor sleep. His are all things In the heavens and on earth. Who is thee can intercede In His presence except As He permitteth? He knoweth What (appeareth to His creatures As) Before or After Or Behind them. Nor shall they compass Aught of His knowledge Except as He willeth. His Throne doth extend Over the heavens And the earth, and He feeleth No fatigue in guarding And preserving them For He is the Most High, The Supreme (in glory).