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Atauriques in London II

19/08/2009 Rafael Jimenez 15

Otro fragment ataurique, probably from Medina Azahara, exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Dated between 936-976. Carved Limestone. Museum registration numbers A.106, 156-1919. Donado by Dr. In. The. Hildburgh, FSA.

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Atauriques in London I

14/08/2009 Rafael Jimenez 9

Fragment of ataurique (stylized plant motifs carved on stone ), possibly from Medina Azahara (Cordova, Spain). Exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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Ivory Boat (In&A London)

01/08/2009 Rafael Jimenez 8

Bote califal. Probably from Córdoba. Dating in 969. It is the only boat ivory Umayyad Cordoba whose owner was not a member of the royal family. We treat ibn Ziyad Aflah, Prefect of Police of Córdoba. […]

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Circular Box

27/07/2009 Rafael Jimenez 2

Circular carved ivory box. The upper inscription begins with a prayer by the caliph Alhakén II and is similar to that found in a boat with his wife dated circa 964. Housed in the Victoria […]

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Two chambers in London

13/07/2009 Rafael Jimenez 3

Two ivory caskets exposed in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. One is already covered by Jerome. Both were carved in Medina Azahara in Caliphate (possibly towards 962). Visible plant and epigraphic decoration. Also […]