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Islamic wood carving

Wooden panels, dating to the Islamic period are often deeply carved. They are sometimes carved to different depths in order to obtain a pleasing chiaroscuro effect, a technique mastered especially by Fatimid woodworkers. UC 40775 was produced on Sicily and adorned a Fatimid palace in Cairo.

panel, part of a palace
inlay ? found at Memphis
part of furniture ?
UC 40775
UC 47564
UC 40769


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