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Architecture ornament fragment

Architecture ornament fragment

  • Place of origin:

    Madinat al-Zahra (Probably, made)

  • Date:

    936-976 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (makers)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr W. L. Hildburgh, F.S.A.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Place of Origin

Madinat al-Zahra (Probably, made)


936-976 (made)


Unknown (makers)

Object history note

Madinat al-Zahra' was first excavated by Ricardo Velazquez Bosco in 1912 and has been in the process of archaeological investigation for much of the rest of the 20th Century. Dr W. L. Hildburgh probably obtained the objects later received by the V&A over the course of his many trips to Spain in the early 20th Century. . The V&A collectoin includes many different fragments of carved decorative limestone wall panels and carved marble architectural fragments.

Descriptive line

Sculpture; Limestone Moorish 10th cent

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Rosser-Owen, Mariam, Islamic Arts from Spain, V&A Publishing, London, 2010
Dodds, Jerrilynn D. (ed), Al-Andalus, The Art of Islamic Spain, Metropolitan Museum of Art Publishers, New York, 1992


Middle East Section

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