Dado panel, first half of 15th century; Mamluk, Egypt

Polychrome marble mosaic; H. 45 1/4 in. (114.9 cm), W. 23 (58.4 cm)

Gift of the Hagop Kevorkian Fund, 1970 (1970.327.8)

The red, white, yellow, green, and black marble elements form a mosaic of geometric patterns based on five- and ten-pointed stars. This style of wall decoration was used especially in the interiors of mosques and is typical of early fifteenth-century taste.

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