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Fatimid Ivory Plaque of Two Soldiers & Ruler on a Throne.
Louvre OA 6701, Paris.

A larger image of the Two Soldiers on a Fatimid Ivory Plaque. Louvre OA 6701.

A larger image of the Ruler on a Throne on a Fatimid Ivory Plaque.

Numéro d’inventaire Numéro principal : OA 6701Inventory number Principal number : OA 6701
Collection Département des Arts de l'IslamCollection Department of Islamic Art


DénominationTabletterieTypeCraft work
Titre Plaque biface aux personnagesUsage title Double-sided plaque with characters


Dimensions Epaisseur : 0,8 cm ; Hauteur : 13,6 cm ; Largeur : 8,8 cm ; Poids : 0,08 kgDimensions Thickness: 0.8 cm; Height: 13.6 cm; Width: 8.8 cm; Weight: 0.08kg
Matière et technique Matériau : ivoire
Technique : décor sculpté et gravé
Materials and techniques Material: ivory
Technique: carved and engraved decoration


Date de création/fabrication XIe siècle ; XIIe siècle (1000 – 1200)Date of creation/fabrication 11th century; 12th century (1000 – 1200)
Lieu de provenanceÉgypte (Proche-Orient arabe) (?)Place of origin Egypt (Arab Middle East) (?)
Louvre OA 6701

The soldiers are referenced on p.33, MAA - 320 Armies of the Caliphates 862-1098 by David Nicolle:
A 10th century ivory plaque from Egypt, showing two guardsmen. (Louvre, inv. 6701B, Paris)

The soldiers are referenced as figure 148 in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
148. Ivory plaque, 10th century AD, Fāṭimid, Louvre, Paris (Kuh).
Plate G, Men-At-Arms Series 125, The Armies of Islam 7th-11th Centures by David Nicolle & Angus McBride based on this panel.

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