Carved ivory frame with court scenes
Date 12th century
Dimensions 17.75 x 14.33″
Housed at Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin
Continuing in the practice of depicting actions and figures that conflict with the decrees of the Quran, Fatimid artists have here created a beautifully carved ivory frame, depicting musicians, hunters, wrestlers, and wine drinkers.