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Mamluk Interlace Scarf

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Price: $65.00
Member Price: $58.50

Item# 80-022530 







Description

A fifteenth-century mosaic panel in the Museums collection, from a building in Cairo, probably once adorned the lower register of a wall. The interlocking slabs in contrasting colors bordering the mosaic, and the rectangular baseboard panels below it, are characteristic of Mamluk architectural decoration. Geometric patterns such as this one are among the most frequently seen nonfigural imagery in Islamic art. Our scarfs dazzling interlace motif is based on the original mosaic panel.

Silk chiffon. Imported. 64'' x 18''.

  • Silk chiffon
  • Imported
  • 64'' x 18''

Art History

Polychrome marble mosaics decorated the interior walls of religious institutions and palaces in Egypt and Syria during the Mamluk period (12501517).

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Description

A fifteenth-century mosaic panel in the Museums collection, from a building in Cairo, probably once adorned the lower register of a wall. The interlocking slabs in contrasting colors bordering the mosaic, and the rectangular baseboard panels below it, are characteristic of Mamluk architectural decoration. Geometric patterns such as this one are among the most frequently seen nonfigural imagery in Islamic art. Our scarfs dazzling interlace motif is based on the original mosaic panel.

Silk chiffon. Imported. 64'' x 18''.





  • Silk chiffon
  • Imported
  • 64'' x 18''




Art History

Polychrome marble mosaics decorated the interior walls of religious institutions and palaces in Egypt and Syria during the Mamluk period (12501517).


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