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Plaque with Figural Scene

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Description This pentagonal plaque depicts a running man and his dog, and probably formed part of the decorative inlay of a piece of furniture. The animation of the running figures is typical of Islamic art in Egypt during the Fatimid period (909-1171), when objects of all kinds were decorated with very realistic representations.
  • 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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11th-12th century (Fatimid)
ivory (elephant tusk)
(Ivory & Bone)
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H: 2 7/8 x W: 3 1/4 x D: 3/8 in. (7.3 x 8.2 x 0.9 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)


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