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Fatimid wooden plank with Musicians, 11th century


Photo by Robert Prazeres

Wood plank with daily life scenes in the Fatimid court.
Detail showing two musicians.
Originally used as decoration on the walls of the Western Fatimid palace such planks were re-used in the Mamluk period to cover the walls of the Mausoleum of Sultan Qalawin but installed reversed as fitting for a religious building.
Country of Origin: Egypt
Culture: Islamic.
Date/Period: Fatimid, 11th C AD.
Place of Origin: Cairo.
Held by: Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo.

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