Photograph: David Franzen, 2002,  © DDFIA, Honolulu, Hawai'i


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

Name of Object:

Panel

Location:

Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States of America

Holding Museum:

Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art

About Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai'i

Date of Object:

Hegira 9th century / AD 15th century

Museum Inventory Number:

64.16

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Wood

Dimensions:

Overall: 172.7 x 111.8 cm

Period / Dynasty

Timurid

Provenance:

Central Asia or Iran

Description:

This elaborately carved wood panel has a central 12-point radiating star that extends outward to form a strong geometric, symmetrical pattern of multi-shaped polygons with raised edges. Carved in the centre of the large polygon forms are scrolling arabesques in high relief while smaller polygons are unornamented, creating high surface contrast. Purchased at auction in 1972.

Citation of this web page:

 "Panel" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;us;Mus22;39;en

MWNF Working Number: US2 39

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 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period

Timurids


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