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Panel from a Minbar

Object Name:
Panel
Date:
13th–14th century
Geography:
Egypt, Cairo
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Wood; carved, inlaid with ivory and wood, traces of paint
Dimensions:
7 in. (17.8 cm)
Classification:
Wood
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.236.12
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 454
Although the pattern of this group of panels appeared as early as the late twelfth century in Azerbaijan and is recorded as late as 1480–81, it enjoyed a particular vogue in Cairo between 1330 and 1350. A number of minbars in Cairo with this pattern and from this period bear very close resemblance to these pieces.
A. Beaudry Collection ; [ Panayotis Kitycas, Cairo, until 1907; sold to Albert M. Lythgoe for MMA]
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