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Tile

  • Place of origin:

    Gaur (made)

  • Date:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glazed earthenware

  • Museum number:

    9364:3/(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    South Asia, Room 41, case J

Physical description

Arch-shaped tile, decorated with stylized flower, in orange and green, drawn with a white outline, within a white border, on a blue ground.

Place of Origin

Gaur (made)

Date

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

Materials and Techniques

Glazed earthenware

Descriptive line

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

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]

Categories

Ph_survey

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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