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Plaque with Figural Scene
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Plaque with Figural Scene


Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This plaque- representing two figures (one possibly a musician) riding an elephant- was made as part of the inlaid fittings for a door, chest, or other large piece of furniture.
Exhibitions
  • Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo‚Äôs Ben Ezra Synagogue . The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Yeshiva University Museum, New York. 2013-2014.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
11th-12th century (Medieval)
Medium
ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.563
Measurements
2 13/16 x 2 9/16 x 5/16 in. (7.2 x 6.5 x 0.8 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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