End of Balustrade

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This end of a balustrade demonstrates continuity in the architectural decorative tradition of the late Seljuq period to the Ilkhanid. Vegetal motifs and elaborate scrolls are intertwined with geometrical patterns and inscriptions and flanked by animated scenes. This carved stone was probably a section of a staircase in a private building. It was owned by a certain Hajji Hasan ibn Ibrahim ibn Muh'ammad: his name is prominently carved in relief and followed by the date A.H. 703/A.D. 1303–04.

End of Balustrade, Limestone; carved

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