Moorish Casket from Cuenca, c.1049AD

Click for a detail of the upper row of carving, with hunters in padded armour.

Click for a detail of the lower row of carving, with archers in padded armour.
Detail of a casket of wood with gilded leather and ivory plaques.
The panels are elaborately carved with scenes of a hunt.
The inscription gives the name and pedigree of the heir to the throne for whom the casket was made.
Country of Origin: Spain.
Culture: Islamic.
Date/Period: c.1049AD.
Place of Origin: Cuenca.
Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive / National Museum of Archaeology, Madrid.



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