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Name of Object:

Panel from a door or minbar

Location:

New York, United States of America

Holding Museum:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Date:

Hegira 2nd–first half 3rd century / AD late 8th–first half 9th century

Type of object:

Woodwork

Museum Inventory Number:

31.63

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Wood (pine); carved

Period / Dynasty:

Abbasid

Provenance:

Iraq

Description:

This carved pine panel is composed of two boards flanking alternating square and rectangular panels. The vine scrolls, particularly those carved in high relief in the central panels, exhibit close affinities with their Late Antique prototypes. A nearly identical panel in the Benaki Museum in Athens suggests that together these may have formed a two-panelled door.

Additional Copyright Information:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1931

Citation of this web page:

 "Panel from a door or minbar" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;us;Mus23;17;en&id=furniture_and_woodwork

MWNF Working Number: US3 17

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