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Tile Panel with Sphinx

Object Name:
Tile panel
Date:
late 12th–early 13th century
Geography:
Turkey, probably Konya
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stonepaste; overglaze painted and gilded
Dimensions:
Gr. Diam. 9 3/16 in. (23.3 cm) H. 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm) W. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm) D: 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Tiles
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jack A. Josephson, 1976
Accession Number:
1976.245
  • Description

    In Anatolia, ceramic wall tiles, for which Ottoman architecture later became so famous, first appear in twelfth-century Konya. There, tiles like this set decorated the palace pavilion of Anatolian Seljuq sultan Qilij Arslan II (r. 1156–92). Both iconograpically and technically, these tiles have affinities with Iranian Seljuq ceramic traditions.

  • Provenance

    Octave Homberg(until 1908); Homberg sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, May 11–16, lot 125; JeunietteCollection, Paris (from 1908?); Alphonse Kann, Paris (until 1927; his sale, American Art Association,New York, January 6–8, 1927, lot 233, to Kevorkian); The Hagop Kevorkian Fund, New York (1927–76; its sale, Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York,May 8, 1976, lot 103); Mr. and Mrs. Jack A. Josephson, New York (1976)

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