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Pair of Doors

Object Name:
Pair of doors
Date:
9th century
Geography:
Iraq, Samarra
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Wood (teak); carved
Dimensions:
H. 105 in (266.7 cm) W. 18 3/4 in (47.6 cm) Combined W. 38 in (96.5 cm) D. 2 in. (5.1 cm) Objects encased in freestanding weighted mount. Estimated combined weight: 120 lbs.
Classification:
Wood
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1931
Accession Number:
31.119.4
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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