Fatimid wooden plank with musicians and revelers, 11th century


A detail of the centre scene, Fatimid wooden plank with musicians and revelers
Wood plank with daily life scenes in the Fatimid court. The details include hunting, playing music and dancing, fencing and several figures of animals. 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.
Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Islamic Museum, Cairo. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Islamic Museum, Cairo.


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