Two wooden door shutters inlayed with Ivory and mother of pearl. It is decorated with geometric designs and stars. The borders of the doors are framed with simple floral branches. It has a wooden lock on which is inscribed “support from Allah, and imminent victory. Give good tidings to the believers... (made by ) the Faqir (poor) Ibrahim”. This kind of inlayed decoration spread throughout Egypt during the Mamluk Bahari and Circassian periods (14-15 c AD/ 8-9 c AH). It remained in use until the Ottoman period.
Date: Ottoman Period- 10th c. AH/ 16th c. AD.
Medium: Wood, Ivory and mother of pearl
Provenance : Egypt