The Muslim West
Andalusian-Maghrebi Art
Zirids and Hammadids: a bridge between East and West.
Hammadid art was a contemporary of Andalusian ta'ifa art and shared a number of decorative motifs, although the techniques used differed between the two. The combination of Andalusian influences and the early appearance of what are clearly Eastern elements, is evidence of the Maghreb's role as a bridge between East and West.

Hegira 406–547 / AD 1015–1152
Museum of M'sila (National Agency of Archaeology)
M'sila, Algeria
These Hammadid pieces were carved with bevelled edges which accounts for the low-relief.