Carved Door Panel

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 455

The intricate carvings of interlaced vine scrolls found on this door may be compared to similar relief decoration in stone carvings of the fifteenth century and to contemporary manuscript illuminations. This phenomenon may reflect the establishment of royal workshops in the course of the fifteenth century throughout Persia, which aided in the centralization and sharing of designs across media and fueled the emergence of common regional design vocabularies.

#6707. Carved Door Panel

Carved Door Panel, Cypress; carved, traces of paint

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