Benaki Museum, ΓΕ 749

Ceramic dish with lustre decoration; it portrays a giraffe accompanied by its groom. This particular animal appeared in Egyptian iconography at the time of the Pharaohs. In Islamic art it reflects the custom of rulers to breed giraffes in their gardens. Egypt, late 10th-11th c. AD. H. 0,078 m., Rim diam. 0,24 m. (ΓΕ 749)
MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ART
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