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Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States of America
Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
Hegira 9th century / AD 15th century
Overall: 172.7 x 111.8 cm
Central Asia or Iran
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.
"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