Published: Andalusi Masterpieces in Madrid

A new article of mine about Medieval Islamic Art has been published by Ahram Online. The article focuses on three masterpieces of Andalusi art at the National Archaeological Museum of Madrid, namely the Casket of Palencia, the Pyxis of Zamora and a fountain spout from Medina Azahra.

The three objects reflect the refinement of taste, the sophistication of technique and the marvelous craftsmanship in cities like Cordova, Cuenca and others. The article also touches on the Arab origins of Madrid (originally known as Majrit), founded by Emir Mohamed I in the 9th century. You can read the full article at:
http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/70733.aspx

Casket of Palencia

Pyxis of Zamora

The Gazelle Fountain Spout

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