Turkey, probably Konya
Stonepaste; overglaze-painted and gilded
Gr. Diam. 9 3/16 in. (23.3 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jack A. Josephson, 1976 (1976.245)
This composite tile formed by smaller elements to create a hexagon probably originates from the palace of cAla al-Din Kay-Qubadh (r. 122037) in Konya, Central Anatolia, where tile production may have been accomplished with the help of migrant craftsmen, explaining why the overglaze-painted technique was so widespread.