From: Egypt | Cairo

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number NEP35
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Islamic
Provenience Egypt | Cairo
Archaeology Area From reception room of an Arab house
Date Made 1400-1499
Section Near Eastern
Materials Stone | Terracotta | Shell
Technique Mosaic

Large, mosaic. From reception room of an Arab house. With inlaid door and frame.

"Ornamental fountain and basin from the same reception room as the pair of doors in a mosaic frame at the opposite end of this gallery.

The shape of this fountain is typical and can be understood as the plan of a dome on squinches (small arches built across the interior angles between two walls): a reflection of the dome of heaven.

The strap design is made of small colored limestone and ceramic pieces set in a mortar bed."

Length 4.57 m
Width 4.44 m
Credit Line Purchased from K. Ispanien, 1919

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