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Name of Object:

Pair of doors

Location:

Athens, Greece

Holding Museum:

Benaki Museum

Date:

Hegira 2nd century / AD 8th century

Type of object:

Woodwork, doors, wood, Umayyad

Museum Inventory Number:

9121

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Wood, carved

Dimensions:

255 cm X 123 cm

Period / Dynasty:

Umayyad / Abbasid

Provenance:

Iraq

Description:

The pair of doors was found dismantled as parts of a sarcophagus in Iraq. The main decorative theme is a tree motif combined with geometrical and architectural motifs surrounded by vine scrolls and foliage. The collection of these elements and the rich carved ornamentation is traceable in the architectural decoration of late Umayyad art as presented in the desert palaces of Mshatta and Qasr Tuba.

Citation of this web page:

 "Pair of doors" 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;31;en&id=furniture_and_woodwork

MWNF Working Number: GR 31

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