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This item has been added to the Database within the Explore Islamic Art Collections project. Information is available in: English, Greek.

Name of Object:

Pair of doors

Location:

Athens, Greece

Holding Museum:

Benaki Museum

About Benaki Museum, Athens

Date of Object:

Hegira 2nd century / AD 8th century

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, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;gr;Mus21;31;en

MWNF Working Number: GR 31

RELATED CONTENT

 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period

Abbasids

Umayyads


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