Panel of Four Calligraphic Tiles

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Epigraphic friezes executed in ceramic tile were integral to the decorative program of interiors in both Morocco and Spain. They were situated near eye-level, between a dado of tile mosaic and upper-wall decoration of carved stucco. These tiles were first entirely coated in purplish-black glaze, which was carved away leaving behind the calligraphy on a background of foliate scrolls.

#6718. Panel of Four Calligraphic Tiles

Panel of Four Calligraphic Tiles, Stonepaste; glazed and carved

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