Detail of Fatimid wooden plank with musicians and revellers, 11th century
Hegira 5th century / AD 11th century, Fatimid
Wood; decorated with low-relief carving
This item is an example of carving on wood from the Fatimid period, influenced by Abbasid styles from Samarra that spread all over the Islamic world.
Decoration is based on hunting scenes and animal shapes on a background of vegetation.
Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo, Egypt. Museum with no Frontiers
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