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Portugal
Silves
Faro (distrito)

Algarve

Praça Al Mouhatamid Ibn Abbad

Monumento a Al Mouhatamid Ibn Abbad

Monument for Muhammad ibn Abbad al-Mu'tamid

المعتمد بن عباد‎‎
Muhammad ibn Abbad al-Mu'tamid

known in Portuguese as Almutâmide
Beja 1040 - Aghmat, Morocco 1095
ruler of the taifa of Seville in Al-Andalus, and poet
(Wikipedia)
António Quina
2001

Silves /  Monumento a Al Mouhatamid Ibn Abbad   Silves /  Monumento a Al Mouhatamid Ibn Abbad

Description

Stone sculpture group in a square pont depicting the Arabic people who lived in Xelb during the time of Al Mouhatamid Ibn Abbad, an eleventh-century governor of Xelb, by depicting scenes of their daily life.

The seven figures are grouped into three distinct groups: three women standing side by side, two men carrying a kind of padiola and two others sitting. Five of them perform quidian tasks of transporting implements associated with the work of the land; the two seated figures, one of whom could be Al Mouhatamid Ibn Abbad (who was also a poet and is considered to be among the best of the Andalusian poets), are observing the other figures.

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All figures are carved in different kind of stone from Silves and are standing on stainless steel 'islands'. Moreover, four stainless steel islands are inscribed with Arabic texts.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Portugal
  • Al-Mu'tamid, Muhammad ibn Abbad
  • Fountain
  • Man (sitting)
  • Men with stretcher
  • Quina, António
  • Woman with basket
  • Woman with jar/vase
  • Women (3)
  • Location N 37°11'16" W 8°26'15"

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