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Tile

  • Object:

    Tile

  • Place of origin:

    Gaur (made)

  • Date:

    Late 15th century - early 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glazed eathenware

  • Museum number:

    9363:6/(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    South Asia, Room 41, case J

Physical description

Tile, forming part of a horizontal border, in white on dark blue ground.

Place of Origin

Gaur (made)

Date

Late 15th century - early 16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Glazed eathenware

Dimensions

Length: 13.4 cm, Width: 6.6 cm

Object history note

From ruins of Gaur

Descriptive line

Tile; Gaur, Bangladesh, late 15th-early 16th centuries

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p.32
Arts of Bengal : the heritage of Bangladesh and eastern India : an exhibition organized by the Whitechapel Art Gallery in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum : 9 November-30 December 1979, Whitechapel Art Gallery ..., 12 January-17 February 1980, Manchester City Art Gallery ... . [London]: Whitechapel Art Gallery, [1979] Number: 085488047X (pbk.) :

Labels and date

GLAZED TILES
From Gaur, Bengal
Late 15th-early 16th century
Pre-Mughal Islamic building in Bengal often use glazed and unglazed tiles as a decorative feature. The earliest dated appearance of glazed tiles at Gaur is on the Eklakhi tomb, generally accepted as the mausoleum of Sultan Jalal al-Din (d.1431). By the late 15th century the use of tiles had become more widespread, although in Bengal still confined to Muslim buildings.
9364:3
9363:50
9363:56
9363:42
9363:6
9363:31 [ca.1997]

Subjects depicted

Islamic

Categories

Ph_survey; Architecture; Ceramics; India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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