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Door post

Door post

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brass, cast

  • Museum number:

    34 to C-1890

  • Gallery location:

    Islamic Middle East, Room 42, The Jameel Gallery, case WN2, shelf EXP []

In Ottoman buildings, doors and window-shutters often have two wings. The gap between them is covered by a narrow vertical bar, designed to prevent draughts. This metal example is from the huge doors of the Great Mosque of Bursa, which was built in 1399-1400 by Sultan Bayezit I.

Physical description

Door post or central dividing shaft from a set of doors, in two pieces, partly restored in plaster, together with two additional modern pieces which formed part of a 19th century French restoration.

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Brass, cast

Dimensions

Height: 454.7 cm when assembled, Width: 4.25 in At greatest extent

Descriptive line

Brass door fitting from the Great Mosque of Bursa, Turkey, ca. 1400.

Labels and date

Brass Door Fitting
Turkey
About 1400

In Ottoman buildings, doors and window-shutters often have two wings. The gap between them is covered by a narrow vertical bar, designed to prevent draughts. This metal example is from the huge doors of the Great Mosque of Bursa, which was built in 1399-1400 by Sultan Bayezit I.

Brass cast in sections and joined, with silver inlay and later gilding

Museum no. 34&A-1890 [Jameel Gallery]

Materials

Brass; Silver

Techniques

Casting; Inlay (process)

Categories

Architecture; Islam

Collection

Middle East Section

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