Description This work perhaps made as part of a set, dates from the Crusader period, when Islamic imagery, including inscriptions in Arabic, as seen here, was often combined with Christian themes. The composition includes a figure riding on a grey donkey modeled on the image of Christ entering Jerusalem.
- Renaissance of Islam: Art of the Mamluks. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati; The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento; San Diego Museum Of Art, San Diego; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford. 1981-1983.
- Highlights from the Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998-2001.
- Venice and The Islamic World, 827-1797 (Venise et l'Orient). Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris Cedex 05; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 2006-2007.
- Jerusalem 1000–1400: Every People Under Heaven. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 2016-2017.
Provenance G. Dattari, Cairo, by 1912. Sale, Hirsch-Sambon, Paris, 1912, lot nos. 608, 609. Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York, by 1925; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Inscriptions [Translation] Glory to our master ... the just ...
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925
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