Monday, 5 November 2012

Behind this Door...


...of elaborate ivory and pine geometric patterns is an elaborate assembly system, all due to the mathematical genius of early 14th century Cairo.

Photo: ©Profoundly Superficial, the new Islamic wing of the Louvre, Paris

4 comments:

Diana said...

Very nice to see how such things "work"!

Profoundly Superficial said...

Yes, I particularly like the "backing".

Prinses Felicia said...

How absolutely Cairene: it seems chaotic but is actually 'under control'!

Susan said...

Wow! Those are incredible - they remind me of marquetry boxes.