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The David Collection
Hegira 2nd half of the 4th century / AD 2nd half of the 10th century
Umayyad of al-Andalus, Caliphate period
The marble panel is closely related to the reliefs that decorated facades and pillars in the palace city of Madinat al-Zahra. The city was built in the second half of the 10th century for the caliph Abd al-Rahman III, but already destroyed in 1010. Because of their very high quality, the city’s building materials were reused throughout southern Spain.
"Carved panel" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;dn;Mus21;8;en
MWNF Working Number: DN 08