Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Plaque, 10th–early 11th century; Caliphal
    Attributed to Córdoba, Spain
    Ivory, quartz, pigment; H. 4 1/4 x 8 in. (10.8 x 20.3 cm)
    John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1913 (13.141)

    This panel, carved from a single piece of elephant ivory, once adorned one side of a rectangular casket. The complexity of the decoration as well as the attention to details—such as the eyes of humans and animals, which were drilled and filled with minute clear stones—demonstrate the refinement and accomplishment of such an object.

    This work of art also appears on Connections: Spain

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  • Plaque, 10th–early 11th century; Caliphal
    Attributed to Córdoba, Spain
    Ivory, quartz, pigment; H. 4 1/4 x 8 in. (10.8 x 20.3 cm)
    John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1913 (13.141)

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