The Arabesque® Medieval Spain Hispano-Umayyad Bookends Designed from the Arabesques from the Pyxis of al-Mughira

The Arabesque® Medieval Spain Hispano-Umayyad Bookends Designed from the Arabesques from the Pyxis of al-Mughira


Technique: Laser Engraved
Size: 6 x 8 in. (base); 6 x 9 in. (side); (6 x 6) center piece
Acrylic Paint
Finish: Shellac

These lovely bookends were designed by a Ph.D. who loves his books and gives them the opulence they deserve. Each custom 8 x 9 (base and side) bookend is ornamented with a 6 x 6 wooden featuring a 10th-century Hispano-Umayyad pyxis arabesque design. We have brought this beautiful historic design to these bookends in order to bring some good old luck and opulence to your home or office space.

The design comes from a very well-known pyxis, a cylindrical container from the medieval world that was used to store perfumes, fragrances, and other precious items. The Pyxis of al-Mughira was made for a prince of the royal court of Umayyad Spain. It was carved from ivory and its surface contains very rich arabesque ornamentations with richly carved vegetal, animal, and human reliefs. We took one detail of the original pyxis in order to capture a glimpse into the beauty that this object possessed and converted it into these very lavish bookends.

This set of handcrafted bookends is a perfect gift for a historian, bibliophile, teacher, or academic. They will instantly bring beauty and sophistication to any desk top or shelf in your home or office. These bookends are also available as a custom order where the center design can be replaced with other designs from our store. Let us know if you have another idea and let us make you something beautiful and bring a little piece of history into your home.

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