Attributed to Cordoba, Spain / Plaque / 10th-early 11th centuryAttributed to Cordoba, Spain
10th-early 11th century

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Creator Qualifier: Attributed to
Creator Nationality: European; Iberian; Spanish
Creator Active Place: Cordoba, Spain
Creator Name-CRT: Attributed to Cordoba, Spain
Title: Plaque
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 900
Creation End Date: 1033
Creation Date: 10th-early 11th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ivories
Materials and Techniques: Ivory, quartz, pigment
Dimensions: H. 4 1/4 x 8 in. (10.8 x 20.3 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 13.141
Credit Line: John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1913

This panel, carved from a single piece of elephant ivory, once adorned one side of a rectangular casket. The complexity of the decoration as well as the attention to details, such as the eyes of humans and animals, which were drilled and filled with minute clear stones, demonstrate the refinement and the accomplishment of such an object.

AMICA ID: MMA_.13.141
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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