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Panel from a door or minbar
New York, United States of America
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Hegira 2nd–first half 3rd century / AD late 8th–first half 9th century
Wood (pine); carved
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1931
"Panel from a door or minbar" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;us;Mus23;17;en
MWNF Working Number: US3 17