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Tablet from Set 3 from the series Les Septs Stations Célestes

Tablet from Set 3 from the series Les Septs Stations Célestes


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Rachid Koraïchi

(Algerian, b. 1947)


Overall: 49.5 x 49.5 x 3.2 cm (19 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 1 1/4 in.)

Dudley P. Allen Fund 2020.220.b


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Blending historical and high-tech art-making techniques, these tablets’ designs were first drawn, then carved with a digital router.


The paired alabaster tablets of Les Septs Stations Célestes contrast Arabic calligraphy (right) with Rachid Koraïchi's unique visual language and drawings (left). Sculpted texts, they evoke historic Islamic architecture, especially Cairo’s gleaming “Alabaster Mosque.” These tablets feature excerpts from Lebanese-American writer and painter Kahlil Gibran (1883–1931) on the subject of love. The word “love” repeats throughout the works, emphasizing its centrality.

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African Art
African Art
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Dudley P. Allen Fund

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