A group of Timurid carved wood door panels Persia, probably Mazanderan, second half of the 15th Century(8)

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Lot 27R
A group of Timurid carved wood door panels
Persia, probably Mazanderan, second half of the 15th Century
(8)

£ 4,000 - 6,000
US$ 5,700 - 8,500
A group of Timurid carved wood door panels
Persia, probably Mazanderan, second half of the 15th Century
each of polygonal form, decorated in relief with unique designs variously consisting of lotus flowers, floral vines, split palmettes and floral sprays
the largest 10 cm. max.(8)

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  • Provenance
    Bonhams, Islamic and Indian Art, 7 October 2014, lot 45.
    Private Canadian Collection acquired in the late 1960s or early 1970s, thence by descent.

    The heavily forested region of Mazanderan to the north east of Tehran has been famous from a very early period for its high quality timber, particularly the sweet smelling khalanj wood. Numerous examples of wood carving survive in the region dating from the late 14th and 15th centuries. For a discussion of some examples see Leo Bronstein, 'Decorative Woodwork of the Islamic Period', in U. A. Pope, A Survey of Persian Art, vol. III, pp. 2622-2623.

    For a similar group of Mazanderan panels sold at Christie's, see Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, 4th October 2012, lot 130.

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