Pair of Doors Carved in the 'Beveled Style'

Pair of Doors Carved in the ‘Beveled Style’


These teak wood doors are said to have been found at Takrit, but were probably originally made in Samarra, the palace city of the Abbasid caliphs for a brief time in the mid‑ninth century. They epitomize the Beveled style—a symmetrical, abstract, vegetal form—and were probably originally painted and highlighted with gilding.

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