PROFESSOR JULIA BRAY, TOMBSTONE OF A MUSLIM GIRL

On what were people’s feelings about death and the dead in North Africa a thousand years ago? What does this tombstone tell us?

"It belongs to a style of Muslim grave markers that was fashionable in the 11th and 12th centuries in Egypt and Tunisia, and North Africa generally."

 

Tombstone of a Muslim girl
North Africa
1040 AD
EA2006.21
In the Imagining the Divine exhibition

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