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Pair of panels, possibly from a door to a shrine
Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States of America
Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
Hegira 10th century / AD 16th century or later
Each door: 106.4 x 39.4 x 4.3 cm
Iran or India
This pair of small metal hinged doors is of rectangular shape and is elaborately ornamented on the interior. At the centre of each door is a field of dense arabesques and stars. The lengthy and exquisite Arabic inscription adorning the perimeter of each of these panels proclaims the sanctity of a shrine and requests permission to enter into it. It is signed by one Muhammad Amin al-Kirmani. On the reverse sides of each door are repeating engraved, peaked crosses with studs inset down the centre.
"Pair of panels, possibly from a door to a shrine" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;us;Mus22;35;en
MWNF Working Number: US2 35