SOAS University of London

Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts

Figural Sculpture in Mshatta. A Neglected Topic

Jens Kröger, Museum für Islamische Kunst im Pergamonmuseum, Berlin

Date: 12 December 2013Time: 5:30 PM

Finishes: 12 December 2013Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B111

Type of Event: Seminar

During the preparations of bringing part of the Mshatta-Façade to Berlin, a number of figural fragments of limestone were found within or in the vicinity of the audience hall. In 1962 further fragments were excavated. This important though very fragmentary corpus of sculpture is not well-known as most studies concentrated on the façade of this late Umayyad palace. The study will present the sculptures and look into some art-historical implications.

Organiser: Anna Contadini

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