Bathhouse Fresco of a Prince with Goblet, 11th Century


A larger image of this Fatimid Bathhouse Fresco of a Prince with Goblet, Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo

The prince is wearing a turban, and around his shoulders is a flowing scarf, the symbol of his princely rank.

Frescoed architectural fragment from a bathhouse.
Fustat, Egypt
Hegira 5th century / AD 11th century, Fatimid
Fresco: stucco-painted with watercolour in red and black

Baths were buildings of importance in the Islamic world due to their role in purification and hygiene. The walls of bathhouses were commonly decorated with frescoes, like the example we see here.
Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo, Egypt. Museum with no Frontiers

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