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Fatimid wooden plank with hunter and revellers, 11th century



Wood plank with daily life scenes in the Fatimid court. The details include hunting, playing music and dancing. 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.
Source: Fig. 404, p. 408, E. Kühnel, Die islamische Kunst, Leipzig, 1929.

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