Khirbet El-Mafjar mosaicفسيفسائية خربة المفجر

Khirbet El-Mafjar mosaic

Early Islamic Period (640—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.

Further viewing

Palestinian History Tapestry exhibition in Stroud from Feb 18—23rd Lansdown Hall & Gallery, Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB.

A unique opportunity to view selected pieces from the Palestinian History Tapestry in one of Stroud's premier galleries.

The exhibition will run from the evening of Monday 17th February to Sunday 23rd, opening from 11am—6pm.

Come and see this beautiful work, experience the Palestinian History Tapestry as never before.