Name of Object:
Date of Object:
Hegira 8th century / AD 14th century
Museum Inventory Number:
Material(s) / Technique(s):
Sculpted and vanished cedarwood.
Height 31.5 cm, length 244.5 cm, depth 5 cm
Period / Dynasty:
The upper part of this long panel is decorated with a traditional Marinid ribbon of eight-petal rosettes between two fillets. The main section sits below this band and is divided into two decorative areas.
View Short Description
The decorative elements of this panel (rosette frame, arches, pseudo-epigraphic inscriptions, palmette and floral motifs) along with their layout and execution are reminiscent of the decorated friezes found at the top of gallery walls in Fez's Marinid madrasas.
How date and origin were established:
From comparative analysis. The decorative elements of this panel, rosette frame, arches, pseudo-epigraphic inscription, palmettes and floral motifs, as well as their layout and execution are reminiscent of the ornamentation found on friezes on top of the walls in the galleries of Marinid madrasas in Fez, in particular the Buinaniya.
How Object was obtained:
How provenance was established:
Salvaged in Fez.
Cambazard-Amahan, C., Le décor sur bois dans l'architecture de Fès, Paris, 1989.
Citation of this web page:
Naima El Khatib-Boujibar "Frieze" in Discover Islamic Art, Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://islamicart.museumwnf.org/database_item.php?id=object;ISL;ma;Mus01_F;39;en
Prepared by: Naima El Khatib-Boujibar