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Pair of Doors

Object Name:
Pair of doors
Date:
9th century
Geography:
Attributed to Iraq, Samarra
Medium:
Wood (teak); frames with carved panels
Dimensions:
H. 105 in. (266.7 cm.) W. 18 3/4 in. (47.6 cm) W. combined, mounted 38 in. (96.5 cm) D. 2 in. (5.1 cm) Object encased in weighted freestanding mount. Estimated combined weight: 120 lbs.
Classification:
Wood
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1931
Accession Number:
31.119.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 451
The Beveled style, which is seen in many different media in Islamic art, is identified most closely with Samarra, the ninth‑century royal residence of the Abbasid caliphs. It was from there that the style spread widely to other parts of the Islamic world.
[ B. Cooke, Inc., Harrow on the Hill, England, until 1931; sold to MMA]
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