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Part of Islamic Art
Date: 14th centuryAccession Number: 56.234.23
Date: 1350–1400Accession Number: 56.234.18a–d
Date: 1350–1400Accession Number: 56.234.20a–d
Date: 1350–1400Accession Number: 56.234.21a–d
Date: 1350–1400Accession Number: 56.234.19a–d
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The Patti Cadby Birch Court, based on Moroccan late medieval design, was constructed by craftsmen from Fez as an intimate interior court. Adjacent to the Patti Cadby Birch Gallery for art from Spain, North Africa, and the Western Mediterranean (Gallery 457), this area of repose and quiet reflection underscores the living heritage of the Islamic world. Here, original Nasrid columns define the patio space, and dadoes of custom-made glazed tiles in a traditional pattern frame a fountain that brings the sound of falling water to the galleries.
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