Tile Panel, Stonepaste, polychrome painted under a transparent colorless glaze

Tile Panel

Object Name:
Tile panel
Date:
mid-16th century
Geography:
Attributed to Syria
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), Santa Barbara (until 1923; sold to MMA ); Dudley James, New York