Khirbet El-Mafjar mosaic

Khirbet El-Mafjar mosaic

Early Islamic Period (638—1099 CE)

Source: Mosaic at Khirbat Al Mafjar
Embroidery: Basma Al-Natoor [Samaria], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon
Size: 59 x 90 cm

The mosaics at Khirbet El-Mafjar, built in 734 CE by the Umayyad Caliph Hisham bin Abdul Malek (724-743 CE), are fine examples of Umayyad period art. All of the mosaics are of very high quality. The most famous depicts the “tree of life”, in the diwan of the bath complex.

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