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Hegira 109 / AD 727, Umayyad
Plaster, using the fresco technique
National Museum of Damascus
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This Umayyad painting presents distinctly Arab features of female beauty: the big almond-shaped kohl-lined eyes, the whiteness of the eyeball contrasting with the dark pupil, the Bedouin-style earrings and the distinctively draped headscarf.