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A double wooden door. Each rectangular door is decorated with inset panels deeply carved and painted in polychrome, high reliefs of floral motifs, and shallow-carved inscriptions.
AKM704, Double Door

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Double Door
  • Accession Number:AKM704
  • Place:Iran or Northern India
  • Dimensions:161 cm × 84.5 cm
  • Date:late 18th – early 19th century
  • Materials and Technique:Wood, carved and painted.

High reliefs of floral motifs have been carved and painted on this wooden door, with shallow scrolls running around its border. The Persian inscription in cartouches at the top reads: "Open the door of happiness for the owner of this door, opener of doors"; which refers to one of several names that are attributed to Allah (God).

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