Stonepaste, polychrome painted under a transparent colorless glaze
H. 21 in.. (53.3 cm) W. 30 in. (76.2 cm) Wt: 32 lbs. (14.5 kg)
Rogers Fund, 1923
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
Artist:Date: late 11th–early 12th century Accession Number: 1998.298a, b Date:late 11th–early 12th centuryMedium:Stonepaste; luster-painted on incised, opaque white glazeAccession:1998.298a, bOn view in:Gallery 451