Ivory Panel, Egypt, ca. 13th-14th Century CE. Small (about 8 cm. square), but intricately carved, it is part of a larger wooden structure.

Ivory Panel, Egypt, ca. 13th-14th Century CE. Small (about 8 cm. square), but intricately carved, it is part of a larger wooden structure.

Etching: 'Ornamental in the side of a window in the golden saloon.'  From the book The Arabian Antiques of Spain (1815), written and illustrated by James Cavanah Murphy.

Etching: 'Ornamental in the side of a window in the golden saloon.' From the book The Arabian Antiques of Spain (1815), written and illustrated by James Cavanah Murphy.

Decorative Arts: The grammar of ornament: [Arabian ornament. Plates 31, 32, 33, 34, 35]

Decorative Arts: The grammar of ornament: [Arabian ornament. Plates 31, 32, 33, 34, 35]

Carved wooden panels, perhaps from doors  Egypt; 11th century  The wooden panels are decorated with tendrils, but also with a man seated with a glass and a decanter, a seated flute-player, and a peacock. Together with dancers and hunting scenes, these are motifs of a type that refers to the princely life and was very popular in the Islamic Middle Ages.    Very little remains today of the decorations that ornamented the Fatimids’ palaces in Cairo. A few wooden panels have survived because…

Carved wooden panels, perhaps from doors Egypt; 11th century The wooden panels are decorated with tendrils, but also with a man seated with a glass and a decanter, a seated flute-player, and a peacock. Together with dancers and hunting scenes, these are motifs of a type that refers to the princely life and was very popular in the Islamic Middle Ages. Very little remains today of the decorations that ornamented the Fatimids’ palaces in Cairo. A few wooden panels have survived because…

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