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  • Tile panel with wavy–vine design, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), 16th–17th century
    Syria, probably Damascus
    Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze; H. 22 in. (55.9 cm), W. 33 in. (83.8 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1922 (22.185.13a–f)

    The undulating stems on this tile seem to bear unnaturalistic floral blossoms. The design may well have been derived from bunches of grapes on a vine. Here, the grape leaf has become a palmette-shaped blossom with a tulip center, and the bunches of grapes a floral rosette. The undulating vine was also a favorite motif for textiles.

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  • Tile panel with wavy-vine design, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), 16th–17th century
    Syria, probably Damascus
    Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze; H. 22 in. (55.9 cm), W. 33 in. (83.8 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1922 (22.185.13a–f)

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