The zoomorphic ewer of Medina Azahara in the Louvre Museum

The truth, starting to scare me with the work undertaken, is absolutely hilarious Cordoba dispersal of assets, is distributed worldwide, Fortunately there is a part where this becomes the main character so I think that the first thousand, them are going to be able to quickly inventory, for the rest we may need a century. The truth is that the splendor of al-Andalus has not disappeared, simply been systematically robbed of their place of origin. It's terrible what happened to Cordoba along the centuries, This speaks of the indolence of the people resettled along his unhappy life. In the end, this will have to take it easy because the pit is long and should be approached with patience.

Here's another gem Cordoba in the Louvre Museum. An ewer from Medina Azahara and which, according to the museum's file itself, which I translate for you below “is one of the best masterpieces of the collection of the Louvre”

Louvre sheet for this piece:

This zoomorphic sculpture is one of the best masterpieces of the collection of the Louvre. The first example Islamic metal entered the museum 1824, regrettably, not known how the piece came to France.
Zoomorphic objects are among the most fascinating examples of the metallurgy of the civilization of al-Andaluz, the Arabic name of the Iberian Peninsula during the period of Islamic rule. This turkey, proudly standing on both feet, with open beak, is one of a small group of three similar objects. Three, is the only one with a bilingual inscription in Latin and Arabic on its surface. The inscription gives the piece the date of manufacture (972) and artist, Abd al-Malik al-Nasrani ( “the Christian”). A small lamp in the National Archaeological Museum in Madrid has a similar inscription.

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