The World of the Fatimids | Nuvo Magazine

The World of the Fatimids | Nuvo Magazine
Ivory of two rabbits or hares. Egyptian (Fatimid) 11th Century

The foremost Islamic power of their time, the Fatimids maintained complex political and economic networks across Africa, the Mediterranean, the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, Iraq, Iran, and India, all the way to China. Their art, explains Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis, the museum’s director of collections and public programs, reflects the breadth and diversity of their networks, and their far-reaching religious tolerance may be observed in their aesthetic incorporation of traditional Jewish and Christian crafts.

Source: Adrienne Matei / Nuvo Magazine / March 6, 2018

 

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