ReSIA: Paintings from Jericho: adding more pieces out of newly discovered files

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6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online via Zoom

About this event

Speaker: Tawfiq Da‘adli


The frescoes of Khirbat al-Mafjar that will be presented in the seminar reveal the colourful environment that once occupied what appear to be the public or ceremonial sections of the palace. Damage to the second floor severely affected delicate and sensitive material such as plaster, and the fragmented state of the frescoes and the absence of archaeological registration have limited our ability to reconstruct and elaborate on the scenes. However, newly discovered material suggests the nature of the frescoes on important sections in what seems to be the audience hall. The “triumphal scene” reconstructed in this hall may refer to an ideal image of triumph or may reflect the customs of certain ceremonies held within it.

The Research Seminar in Islamic Art (ReSIA) is convened by Professor Anna Contadini.