Fragment of a Frieze with Winged Pinecones and Palmettes

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The decoration of this panel draws on local traditions. The wing pattern and the pomegranate between the palmettes on the right side were popular images in Sasanian art, while the vine leaves derive from Hellenistic motifs. The pinecone became popular in the Umayyad period and continued to play a role in early Islamic ornament.

Fragment of a Frieze with Winged Pinecones and Palmettes, Wood; carved

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