dec 22, 632 - Basin (Baptistère de St. Louis)
Granite masonry, covered with silk curtain and calligraphy in gold and silver wrapped thread.
Mohammed ibn al-Zain
Function: used to baptize the children of the royal family of France.
Not originally a french object. Originated in Egypt and Syria.
Created by Mamluk artisans who were known for the textile and melalwork.
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