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Hegira 3rd century / AD 9th century, Aghlabid
Wood, painted decoration
Museum of Islamic Art
About the Museum
Originally part of the ceilings of the prayer room in the Great Mosque of Kairouan, this piece is beautifully decorated with foliage and fleurons on a red background. The painted ceilings of the Great Mosque of Kairouan constitute the only collection of its type in Islamic art.