Carved panels

UnknownFatimid period, 11th century

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

These panels orginally decorated the Western Fatimid Palace in Cairo. After the palace was destroyed, the Mamluk Sultan Qala'un constructed a hospital (muristan) at the site, reusing the panels in its decoration. The decorative patterns, produced in both high and low relief, depict pairs of animals and birds against a background of scrolls and palmettes.

Credit: Anonymous gift in memory of Sally Mayer, President of the Jewish Community of Milan

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  • Title: Carved panels
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Fatimid period, 11th century
  • Location: Egypt, Cairo
  • Type: Panels
  • Rights: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by David Harris
  • External Link: Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • Medium: Wood and modern frame
  • Dimensions: H: 44-47; W: 19 cm
  • Curator: Brosh, Na'ama


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