Mosaic at Khirbet El-Mafjar, 734 CE   [59 x 90 cm]

Source of image: Mosaic at Khirbet El Mafdjar
Embroidery: Basma Al-Natoor [Samaria], Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon

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.

Era: Early Islamic Period (640—1099 CE)

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