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Tile

  • Place of origin:

    Sindh (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1865 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Red earthenware, glazed

  • Museum number:

    IS.229-2006

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This tile was collected before 1868 in Sind, in present-day Pakistan, as an example of "Mirzapur work". The traditional potters of Sind were recruited by the Bombay School of Art in the late 19th century to instruct students in the art of glazing.

Physical description

Square tile made of red earthenware, with brown and yellow glaze.

Place of Origin

Sindh (made)

Date

ca. 1865 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Red earthenware, glazed

Marks and inscriptions

'The Mirzapore work. On loan from Lady Frere, July 1, 1868'
Label pasted on the back of the tile.

Dimensions

Height: 17 cm, Depth: 2.5 cm, Width: 16.9 cm

Object history note

Formerly owned by Lady Frere. Part of a group of 3 almost identical tiles, one of which states that it came into the museum on loan on July 1, 1868

Descriptive line

Glazed earthenware tile, Sind, ca. 1865

Materials

Red earthenware; Glaze

Categories

Earthenware; Ceramics; Tiles

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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