Centerpiece. Dome of bath house.
8th c Jordanian Umayyad Architectural Decoration
(661 - 1031)
Khirbat al-Mafjar Jordan.
Jerusalem. Rockefeller Archaeological Museum.
The ceilings of the 8th century Umayyad palaces were richly decorated, according to this example from the dome of a palace bath house. The six-lobed rosette pattern is used again, here made up of Roman-derived acanthus leaves and human heads with the large staring eyes and tight curly hair that were found in the art of Coptic Egypt. Such a sculpture would originally have been painted.
UMAYYAD | Centerpiece. Dome of bath house. | 724 -743 | Islamic | Umayyad
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