Art/ Collection/ Art Object


16th–17th century
Country of Origin Morocco
Wood; turned, carved, and painted
H. 131 7/8 in. (335 cm)
W. 23 1/2 in. (59.7 cm)
D. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Professor Maan Z. Madina and Dr. Marilyn Jenkins-Madina, in memory of their parents, Ali Agha Zilfo Madina and Najiyya Khanum al-Kurdi and Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Jenkins, 2008
Accession Number:
Not on view
Frederick Law Olmsteadand the Olmsted family through descent (possibly since 1890s); Maan Z. Madina and Marilyn Jenkins-Madina, New York (until 2008; gifted to MMA)
Related Objects

Drop-front desk (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet)

Artist: Attributed to Adam Weisweiler (French, 1744–1820) Date: ca. 1787 Medium: Oak veneered with burl thuya, amaranth, mahogany, satinwood, holly, and ebonized holly; painted metal; one soft-paste porcelain plaque; fifteen jasper medallions; gilt-bronze mounts; marble; leather (not original) Accession: 58.75.57 On view in:Gallery 529

Mashrabiyya Screen with Two Gazelles

Artist: Date: 18th or 19th century
Accession Number: 11.86.3a
Date: 18th or 19th century Medium: Wood; turned Accession: 11.86.3a On view in:Gallery 454

Model of a Man Plowing

Artist: Date: ca. 1981–1885 B.C.
Accession Number: 36.5
Date: ca. 1981–1885 B.C. Medium: Painted wood Accession: 36.5 On view in:Gallery 113

Section from a Qur'an Manuscript

Artist: Date: ca. 1300
Accession Number: 2004.90
Date: ca. 1300 Medium: Ink, gold, and opaque watercolor on parchment Accession: 2004.90 On view in:Gallery 457

Women on a Bridge Tossing Fans into a River

Artist: Date: early 17th century
Accession Number: 2015.300.110
Date: early 17th century Medium: Six-panel folding screen; ink, color, gold, and gold leaf on paper Accession: 2015.300.110 On view in:Not on view