Carved Architectural Panel in the 'Beveled Style'
- Object Name:
- Door panel
- late 9th century
- Attributed to Egypt
- Wood (pine); carved
- 19.75 in. high 6.81 in. wide (50.2 cm high 17.3 cm wide)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Norbert Schimmel, 1969
- Accession Number:
These panels are decorated in the Beveled style. This motif, which was primarily used to carve or mold stucco for the extensive wall surfaces of palaces in Samarra, was also found on wood, stone, glass, and other media. The Beveled style on these panels shows the creativity of Samarran craftsmen, who transformed vegetal motifs into abstract designs.