Door Panel with 'Beveled Design'

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 451

This panel from a door is 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' design on this panel shows the creativity of Samarran craftsmen who transformed this chiefly vegetal motif into an abstract bird-like design.

Door Panel with 'Beveled Design', Wood (pine); carved

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