Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Panel, 14th century; Marinid
    Morocco
    Carved and polychromed wood; L. 121 in. (307.5 cm), H. 19 in. (48.3 cm), D. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
    Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher Collection, Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, and Rogers Fund, by exchange, 1985 (1985.241)

    This architectural element, possibly from a madrasa (Qur’anic school) in Fez, was set below (or above) inscribed wooden panels spanning the openings around the sahn (courtyard). The word "happiness" (yumn) is repeated forward and backward in mirror image inside each large arch.

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  • Panel, 14th century; Marinid
    Morocco
    Carved and polychromed wood; L. 121 in. (307.5 cm), H. 19 in. (48.3 cm), D. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
    Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher Collection, Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, and Rogers Fund, by exchange, 1985 (1985.241)

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