Thirteenth Century Doors

These doors are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. The late thirteenth century carved wooden doors are probably from a Beyhaqkim Mosque, Anatoloa, Konya. they are decorated with a radiating interlacing star pattern with epigraphic and arabesque panels at the top and bottom. They are inscribed, “The wise one is he who has learned a lesson form experience. And the ignorant one is he who does not think of the consequences.”

Created for Norm’s Thursday Doors June 23, 2016.

13 c. Doors, Met, NY 6/19/2016
13 c. Doors, Met, NY 6/19/2016

15 thoughts on “Thirteenth Century Doors

  1. Norm 2.0 2016-06-23 / 9:11 am

    Gorgeous. I seem to remember seeing these when I was there last, but don’t know why I didn’t photograph them. Must have been an ‘off’ day πŸ˜‰

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    • Sherry Felix 2016-06-27 / 6:25 am

      Serendipitous. I was thinking I would try some side streets for doors after my visit to the museum. And there it was!

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  2. circadianreflections 2016-06-24 / 12:16 am

    They’re gorgeous! I probably made an image of these very doors! I made images of so many doors at the MET while there. πŸ™‚

    I love that you got the inscription and described them. I probably wouldn’t have.

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    • Sherry Felix 2016-06-26 / 6:05 am

      I agree. There are many out there that are works of art.

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    • Sherry Felix 2016-06-26 / 4:16 pm

      Thank you. I like to find out something about the door to post along with the picture. πŸ™‚

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