Found at Nishapur / Panel / 10th centuryFound at Nishapur
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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Persian
Creator Dates/Places: Iran
Creator Name-CRT: Found at Nishapur
Title: Panel
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 900
Creation End Date: 999
Creation Date: 10th century
Creation Place: Found at Nishapur
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Stucco, applied and carved (probably originally polychromed)
Dimensions: H. 28 1/2 in. (71.3 cm), W. 29 3/8 in. (74.5 cm)
Description: Remarkable though they seem, the projecting budlike forms on this object have parallels in ninth-century Samarra? stuccoes and tenth-century stucco decoration in the Syrian monastery in Wadi an-Natrun, Egypt. The grape leaves in the archlike compartments are of classical derivation by way of the Samarra? school of stucco carving. This panel probably formed a cornicelike termination to the upper part of a wall .
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 40.170.441
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1940
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.40.170.441
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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