The installation works of the pieces of the shrine's new grid of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him) have reached advanced stages, according to the time and action plan set by its supervising committee, and most of its pieces are installed, and with the blessings of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him) and the mettle of the workers, it will be ready to be opened for his visitors and lovers, on the thirteenth of Rajab; the birth anniversary of the Commander of the Faithful (peace be upon him).
Among the works recently conducted, the installation of the Quranic band that is located on the upper part of the grid surrounding its four sides, and this is one of three bands of the grid, as one of them is a poetic band and the two others are Quranic bands separated by a part called "golden decorative frieze" topped by a silver frame.
The inscription is a metal band made of copper metal coated with pure 24 carat gold, in a thickness of 20-30 micro, according to precise and accurate mixing standards and ratios, its floor was inlaid by blue enamel.
"Surat Ad-Dahr" is inscribed on this plate with a height of 18,5cm, a thickness of 7mm and a length of 19,78m, it was cut geometrically according to every part of the Surat to not affect the flow of the Surat, and it is one of the new additions to this plate as the old one was cut in equal parts, with a weight of 7kg.
The Quranic plate was written using the line of Thuluth by the famous Iraqi calligrapher, the professor of Arabic calligraphy and decoration in the Baghdad University, Dr. Roudhan Al-Bahya. The plate passes through several stages to achieve its final form, as after taking the necessary measurements and the fonts on which it will be engraved on the (CNC), the lines are corrected and the movements [harakat] are put manually, as the machine does not give the required results, then came the works of eradicating metal additions (trimming), smoothing, polishing and welding the linking points to the wooden structure, and after being sure of its compliance with the measurements by linking them to the wooden structure, the works are concluded by painting it with gold water and enamel, which were made in private workshops inside of the factory of the shrines' grids at the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, using high standards and accurate mixing ratios.
This plate like other parts, is also characterized by the installation method, which is a modern and different artistic fixation methods, as it is hidden and makes all the installed pieces look like one piece of art.
On the other hand, The installation of the third and last part of the grid ceiling, which has a rectangular form (390 x 260 cm) covering the internal inscriptions and decorations of the grid, which is made of teak with a high thickness. And it is linked with the second part of the grid ceiling, which is made of copper coated with pure gold (24 carat). And with this piece, the installation of the three parts of the ceiling is completed.
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