400 – 1300
Medieval Era

Qa'a: The Damascus Room

Reception Room (Qa'a), Ottoman period, 1119 a.h. / 1707 a.d., Damascus, Syria, poplar, gesso relief with gold and tin leaf, glazes and paint; cypress, poplar, walnut, black mulberry, mother-of pearl, marble and other stones, stucco with glass, plaster, ceramic tiles, iron, brass, 22 feet and a 1/2 inch high x 16 feet, 8-1/2 inches deep x 26 feet, 4-3/4 inches long (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Speakers: Dr. Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis and Dr. Steven Zucker

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