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Name of Object:

Panel fragment


Copenhagen, Denmark

Holding Museum:

The David Collection

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Date of Object:

Hegira c. 490 / AD c. 1100

Museum Inventory Number:

Inv.no. 23/1989

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Marble, carved on both sides

Period / Dynasty



Afghanistan, Ghazna


The panel probably comes from a kind of balcony. Other pieces of the same parapet were found in the Ghaznavids’ old capital of Ghazna. All show related motifs: hunting scenes, dancing women, battle scenes or tournaments, and processions of exotic animals. This range of motifs was exceedingly popular in the early and medieval Islamic world.

Citation of this web page:

 "Panel fragment" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;dn;Mus21;17;en

MWNF Working Number: DN 17