Pair of Doors Carved in the 'Beveled Style'

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 451

This carved pair (with 31.119.1) of teak doors imported into Iraq from Southeast Asia is probably from a royal or domestic residence. They epitomize the Beveled style—a symmetrical, abstract, vegetal form—and were probably originally painted and highlighted with gilding. The doors are said to have been found at Takrit, but were probably originally made in Samarra, the palace city of the Abbasid caliphs for a brief time in the mid‑ninth century.

#6636. Tiraz Fragment, Part 1



  1. 6636. Tiraz Fragment, Part 1
  2. 6637. Tiraz Fragment, Part 2
Pair of Doors Carved in the 'Beveled Style', Wood (teak); carved

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