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MOROCCO, MERINID ART, 14th CENTURY Cedar wood carved with a long frieze of epigraphic writing in woven kufic script with flowers, ending with floral motifs at each end. Moulded borders above and below the inscription. Worn inscription. A CALLIGRAPHIC ENGRAVED WOODEN PANEL, MOROCCO, MERINID, 14TH CENTURY. Length: 274 cm; height: 19 cm; thickness: 3 cm. 19 cm; Thickness: 3 cm. Provenance: former collection of Georges Gorse (1915-2002), French politician and diplomat, ambassador, deputy and minister. This long wooden frieze is reminiscent of a lintel preserved in the Nejjarine Museum of Arts and Crafts in Fez, dated late 12th-early 13th century (exhibition catalogue, Maroc Médiéval. Un Empire de l'Afrique à l'Espagne, Musée du Louvre, Paris, 2014, cat. 227, p. 380). A similar frieze is kept in the Kasbah Museum of Tangier, see the catalogue: De l'Empire romain aux villes impériales, 6 000 ans d'art au Maroc, Musée du Petit Palais, Paris, 1990, n° 418, p. 407. Expert : L.S.
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