Plaque with Figural Scene of a running man and his dog, 11th Century


A larger image of this plaque with a running man and his dog, Fatimid Egypt, Walters Art Museum

This pentagonal plaque depicts a running man and his dog, and probably formed part of the decorative inlay of a piece of furniture. The animation of the running figures is typical of Islamic art in Egypt during the Fatimid period (909-1171), when objects of all kinds were decorated with very realistic representations.
Date: 11th century (Fatimid period (909-1171))
Medium: ivory
Place of origin: Egypt
Walters Art Museum. Accession number: 71.562



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