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MXD 287
MXD 287

Carved Finials

MXD 287

Iran

15th century

MXD 287

Carved Finials

MXD 287

Iran

15th century

wood, carved; with traces of paint

38 x 19cm

The two finials are decorated with deeply carved intertwining arabesques and retain traces of paint. They could well have decorated a cenotaph, or possibly the door of a minbar (pulpit) or other piece of mosque furniture.

J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.244, p.203.