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Hegira 377 / AD 988, Umayyads of al-Andalus, Caliphate period
National Archaeological Museum
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Emulating the Umayyad caliphs who built Madinat al-Zahra, the hajib of Córdoba al-Mansur built the palatine city of Madinat al-Zahira, and he commissioned this ablutions basin for it, as stated on the inscription. Animal-shaped spouts would have emerged from the attached side pillars, of which only traces have survived.