On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 454

There are three identical octagons with carved ivory inlay in the collection (07.236.72, 07.236.73 and 07.236.70), suggesting that they were originally part of a larger wooden ensemble. Vines emerge from the central triangular decorative element, breaking off with characteristic leaf designs and spiral buds. The design seems to push at the edges of the carved border adding to its vitality.

Panel, Wood; inlaid with carved and plain ivory

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