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Name of Object:

Wooden panel

Location:

Athens, Greece

Holding Museum:

Benaki Museum

Date:

Hegira 4th century / AD 10th century

Type of object:

Woodwork, panel, wood

Museum Inventory Number:

9141

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Wood

Dimensions:

Height 51.5 cm

Period / Dynasty:

Fatimid

Provenance:

Egypt

Description:

Wooden panel from a door with vegetal decoration, in high relief, forming a calyx-shaped ornament from which spring spiralling leaves. The panel is representative of the transitional stage characterised by the bevelled technique to the next phase of which a distinctive example is the door presented by Caliph al-Hakim to the mosque of Al-Azhar in 1010.

Citation of this web page:

 "Wooden panel" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;gr;Mus21;39;en&id=furniture_and_woodwork

MWNF Working Number: GR 39

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