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jul 27, 632 - 188. Basin (Baptistère de St. Louis)

Description:

631-632 CE
Granite masonry, covered with silk curtain and calligraphy in gold and silver wrapped thread.
Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Used to baptize children of the royal family of france, but wasn’t originally a french object → comes from Egypt and Syria
Created by mamluks → slave warriors → extraordinary craftsmen → known for textile and metal work

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By Jewells Escamilla

Date:

jul 27, 632
Now
~ 1387 years ago

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