Fragment of a Painted Cornice Panel with Scrolling Vines
Although made of the same material as many other panels from Nishapur, this painted stucco fragment displays a different kind of design and was probably made from a mold rather than carved by hand. The design here consists of a scrolling vine ending in a split-leaf palmette carved with triangular shapes grouped to form hexagons. The background is painted red, the vines blue, and the palmette leaves white.
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