Object Name: Panel
Date: 14th century
Medium: Wood (cedar); carved and painted
Dimensions: H. 19 in. (48.3 cm)
W. 121 in. (307.3 cm)
D. 2 3/4 in. (7cm)
Wt. including crate 247 lbs. (112 kg) crate maybe half of this weight.
Credit Line: Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher Collection, Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher and Rogers Fund, by exchange, 1985
Accession Number: 1985.241
Marinid architecture shared many characteristics with that of Andalusia. In both traditions, carved wooden friezes, usually placed near the ceiling above panels of stucco, constituted an important part of interior decoration. Here, an arcade of tall cusped arches is inscribed with the Arabic word for "good luck"— forward and backward—below each arch. The panel is possibly from a Qur'anic school in Fez.