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Pair of wooden doors

Unknown1300/1399

Benaki Museum of Islamic Art

Benaki Museum of Islamic Art

The pair of doors bears a symmetrical geometric design with small star-shaped or polygonal plaques, each decorated with an arabesque. Two panels which carry Arabic inscriptions determine a Christian provenance from a church of Cairo as they are excerpts from the Bible (Luke 2:14 and Psalm 44:10). An analogous example is the doors of the minbar in the mosque al-Salih Tala’i‘ dated 1299 (AH 699). From Cairo, 14th c. H 197 cm (ΓΕ 9281)

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  • Title: Pair of wooden doors
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1300/1399
  • Location Created: Egypt
  • Physical Dimensions: w90 x h197 x d4.5 cm (complete)
  • Type: door
  • Rights: Benaki Museum
  • External Link: Benaki Museum

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