Four ivory panels with hunters and revellers.
A larger image of these four Fatimid ivory panels with hunters and revellers, 11th-12th centuries.
An alternative photo.
Hegira 5th-6th centuries / AD 11th-12th centuries, Fatimid
The function of these panels with themes from princely life is not known, but the carving of hunters with hawks, musicians and revellers against a background of vine scrolls demonstrates the artistic quality of Fatimid ivory carving at its best and thus may be a ruler's commission for a palace.
Museum of Islamic Art at the Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany. (Museum für islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen, Berlin.) Inv. Nr. I.6375.
Referenced as figure 156 in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
156. Ivory panels, 11th-12th centuries AD, Fāṭimid Museum für Islamische Kunst no. 1.6375, West Berlin.
Pole-Arms for cut and thrust by David Nicolle, an extract from The military technology of classical Islam
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