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A FATIMID CARVED WOODEN PANEL
A FATIMID CARVED WOODEN PANEL

EGYPT, 11TH CENTURY

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A FATIMID CARVED WOODEN PANEL
EGYPT, 11TH CENTURY
Of rectangular form, probably originally a panel of a door, the face deeply carved with central vase at the lower edge from which emerges dense scrolling interwoven mirrored vine, the tendrils terminating in fleshy leaves, plain border, some losses particularly along the upper border
16 x 6 5/8in. (42.8 x 16.8cm.)
Provenance
Adda Family Collection, formed in Alexandria in the first half of the 20th century

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Lot Essay

A carved wooden door from the Church of Anba Bishoi in Wadi al-Natrun, datable between 1070 and 1100, can be compared to the present example (R. Ettinghausen and O. Grabar, Islamic Art and Architecture 650-1250, 2001, fig.476). This panel was much probably inset in a larger wooden screen as seen on the iconostasis of the Church of Sitt Barbara in Coptic Cairo (G. Wiet, Bois sculptés d'églises coptes (époque fatimide), Cairo, 1930, pl.I).
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