Architectural Boss

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 460

Architectural bosses made of stone, stucco, or glazed ceramic were meant to decorate the spandrels of arches, portals, windows, and bases of minarets in Medieval Anatolia. This one shows an interlacing vegetal composition which has been pierced, a technique inherited from Iran.

Architectural Boss, Stonepaste; molded, carved, and glazed

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