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Inscription

Unknown9th - 10th century

Pergamonmuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Pergamonmuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

The Fatimids founded a Shi’ite caliphate in North Africa, centred in Cairo, following their conquest of Egypt in 969. For a time, large portions of Syria, the Arabian Peninsula and Sicily were a part of it. Although surviving fortifications provide us with a good idea of their defensive architecture, little survives of the Fatimids’ treasures owing to the destruction of their palaces and libraries. Calligraphy is mainly preserved in stone inscriptions.

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  • Title: Inscription
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 9th - 10th century
  • Location: Egypt
  • Physical Dimensions: w45.7 x h65 cm
  • Type: Tablet
  • Medium: Marble
  • Inv. no.: I. 4466
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-814517
  • External link: Pergamonmuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
  • Copyrights: Photo © bpk - Photo Agency / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Georg Niedermeiser || Text © Prestel Verlag / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Collection: Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz

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