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Name of Object:

Door panel with carved decoration

Location:

Athens, Greece

Holding Museum:

Benaki Museum

Date:

Hegira 3rd century / AD 9th century

Type of object:

Woodwork, door panel, wood

Museum Inventory Number:

9128

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Wood, carved

Dimensions:

H. 238 cm

Period / Dynasty:

Abbasid

Provenance:

Iraq

Description:

A single door panel with three identical inset decorative panels each carved with a combination of different vegetal motifs in the bevelled style. The carving is characteristic of the Samarra style as it was developed in the building of the homonymous city in the ninth century. Marble wall revetments from the caliph’s palace in the same city contain identical ornamentation.

Citation of this web page:

 "Door panel with carved decoration" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;gr;Mus21;30;en&id=furniture_and_woodwork

MWNF Working Number: GR 30

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