© Benaki Museum


This item has been added to the Database within the Explore Islamic Art Collections project. Information is available in: English, Greek.

Name of Object:

Section of a piece of furniture

Location:

Athens, Greece

Holding Museum:

Benaki Museum

About Benaki Museum, Athens

Date of Object:

Hegira 3rd century / AD late 9th century

Museum Inventory Number:

9148

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Wood, carved and incised

Dimensions:

97 cm X 50 cm

Period / Dynasty

Tulunid

Provenance:

Egypt

Description:

The section was probably part of a sarir, a large chair or throne. It bears a benedictory kufic inscription: “blessing and good fortune and happiness and felicity to its owner”. The decorative band is carved in the bevelled style, typical of the ninth century, with a symmetrical composition of a central stylized lotus and fan-shaped palmettes. A number of comparable wood sections in museum collections share similar compositions and inscriptions.

Citation of this web page:

 "Section of a piece of furniture" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;gr;Mus21;29;en

MWNF Working Number: GR 29

RELATED CONTENT

 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period

Tulunids


On display in


Download

As PDF (including images) As Word (text only)