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ebony

Hard black heartwood of certain tropical African trees.

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This wooden door leaf is inlaid with ivory and ebony. It is divided into six squares; each square contains four figures that enclose the cross.

The squares are separated by a line formed of six hexagonal panels; each pair of panels is separated by a cross.

At the top of the door there are inlaid ivory inscriptions that say, "O Kings, raise up Abu Bakr and raise up the eternal doors to let the King of Grace enter."

Dimensions:  Width 102 cm  Length 214 cm  Circumference 5.5 cm

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Culture:

Coptic

Technique:

General Techniques
  Inlaid
  Wood Techniques
  Turned
  Deep Cut

Style:

Bahri Mamluk

Materials:

Organic
  Animal Product
  Ivory
  Wood
  Ebony
Type Type

Type:

Wooden Door
Map Map

Location: 

Governorate of Alexandria

Created: 

Egypt
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Created: 

14th Century AD

Acquired: 

15 Jul 2003 AD
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