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Fatimid Dancer on an Ivory Panel, Egypt, 11th-12th century


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Panel with dancer, 11th-12th century, Egypt.
Openwork ivory with incised decoration and traces of paint.

Watched closely by a spectator who holds a cup, a dancer performs a dance in which the movements are accentuated by the veils he holds in his hands. This type of dance is still performed throughout the Mediterranean world to this day.
Louvre Museum, Paris, Department of Islamic Art.
Inv. no. OA 6265/2 (21.4 x 5.7 cm.).
Numéro d’inventaire Numéro principal : OA 6265/2Inventory number Principal number : OA 6265/2
Collection Département des Arts de l'IslamCollection Department of Islamic Art

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION
DénominationDénomination : Élément d'applique (Mobilier->Élément de décor) ; TabletterieDenominationDenomination: Applique element (Furniture-> Decorative element) ; Craft work
TitrePanneau au danseurTitle Panel of a dancer
Description / Décor Plaque d'ivoire (élément d'applique) sculptée, ajourée avec représentation de scènes de danse.DescriptionCarved, openwork ivory plaque (wall element) with representation of dance scene.

CARACTÉRISTIQUES MATÉRIELLES

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Dimensions Largeur : 13,5 cm ; Hauteur : 5,8 cm ; Epaisseur : 1,1 cm ; Poids : 0,076 kgDimensions Width: 13.5 cm; Height: 5.8 cm; Thickness: 1.1 cm; Weight: 0.076 kg
Matière et technique Matériau : Ivoire (Matériau d'origine animale)
Matériau/Technique : Ivoire, décor sculpté, ajouré, gravé et peint (traces)
Material and technique Material: Ivory (Material of animal origin)
Material / Technique: Ivory, carved, openwork, engraved and painted decoration (traces)

LIEUX ET DATES

PLACES AND DATES
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 6265/2

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