Fragment of a Painted Cornice Panel with Scrolling Vines

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 453

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.

Fragment of a Painted Cornice Panel with Scrolling Vines, Stucco; carved and painted

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