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Tile panel

Tile panel

  • Place of origin:

    Fathabad (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1358 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Sandstone, carved and painted with enamels

  • Museum number:

    2032:1 to 8-1899

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case WN []

Physical description

Portion of a tilework border of yellowish sandstone, carved with a countersunk design and covered with turquoise-blue and white enamel colours. An Arabic inscription from the Koran in Naskhy characters forms the chief part of the decoration and begins with the invocation 'In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful', and the remainder is fragmentary. The characters are in white on a blue ground of interlacing volutes formed of foliated stems.

Place of Origin

Fathabad (made)

Date

ca. 1358 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Sandstone, carved and painted with enamels

Dimensions

Length: 193 cm sight measure, Width: 44.5 cm sight measure, Weight: 64 kg panel only, not fragments

Object history note

From the tomb of Bairam Khuli Khan at Fathabad, near Bokhara.

Descriptive line

Portion of a tilework border of yellowish sandstone, carved with a countersunk design and covered with turquoise-blue and white enamel colours, Fathabad, ca. 1358.

Production Note

register

Materials

Sandstone; Enamel

Techniques

Painted; Carved

Subjects depicted

Foliation (pattern); Interlace; Stems

Categories

Ceramics; Tiles

Collection

Middle East Section

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