Four carved wooden panels by Unknown Artist

Four Abbasid panels: 1) door; 2) a lintel and two smaller pieces.

Details

Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
1) 160 x 30.5 cm; 2) 170.2 x 20.3 cm
Art Fund grant:
£45 ( Total: £45)
Acquired in:
1944
Vendor:
Sydney Burney

Carved in the oblique style resulting in strong contrasts of light and shade introduced in Samarra, (838-883). Such designs in wood were transferred to stucco decoration.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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