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Tile Panel

Object Name:
Tile panel
Date:
mid-16th century
Geography:
Attributed to Syria
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stonepaste, polychrome painted under a transparent colorless glaze
Dimensions:
H. 21 in.. (53.3 cm) W. 30 in. (76.2 cm) Wt: 32 lbs. (14.5 kg)
Classification:
Ceramics-Tiles
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1923
Accession Number:
23.12.3
Not on view
This panel is composed of seven hexagonal tiles. A floral design has been painted in cobalt and turquoise blue on a white ground. Each tile has a six-pointed floral medallion at its center, from which a network of small saz leaves, lotus blossoms, and split-palmette (rumi) leaves emanates. Hence, an endlessly repeating pattern is created, which flows from one tile to the next.
Lockwood de Forest (American, New York 1850–1932 Santa Barbara, California), Santa Barbara (until 1923; sold to MMA ); Dudley James, New York
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