Door Panel with Lotus and Palmettes
Made in Iraq, found at Takrit
63 3/4 x 9 1/16 in. (162 x 23 cm)
Benaki Museum, Athens (9129)
Not on view
The highly stylized lotuses and palmettes on the panel are carved with slanted, beveled edges that unite the forms and the background into a continuous whole. This beveled style, widely used at Samarra, spread throughout the Islamic world.