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Collecting Turkmen Jewelry: The Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf Collection

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Tile Panel

Object Name:
Tile panel
Date:
second half 16th century
Geography:
Turkey, Iznik
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stonepaste; polychrome painted under a transparent glaze
Dimensions:
H. 38 3/16 in. (97 cm) W. 38 1/2 in (97.8 cm) D. 1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm) Wt. 110 lbs. (49.9 kg)
Classification:
Ceramics-Tiles
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.2084
  • Description

    The tiles used in this panel are products of the Iznik kilns. Situated within forty miles of the Ottoman capital city of Istanbul, the ceramic workshops of Iznik began producing ceramic tiles for the Ottoman court in the early part of the sixteenth century. An explosion of Iznik tile production occurred in the mid‑sixteenth century, stimulated by a surge of royal building in Istanbul supervised by the celebrated Ottoman architect‑in‑chief, Sinan. Colorful, repeating-pattern Iznik tiles such as these still enliven the walls of mosques and palaces throughout Istanbul.

  • Provenance

    J. Pierpont Morgan, New York (until d. 1913; his estate 1913–17; gifted to MMA)

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