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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Hala (made)
    Sindh (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware covered in slip and enamel paint

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case WS

Physical description

Glazed earthenware square tile, covered in white slip with the pattern of six-pointed stars enclosing flowerheads painted in cobalt blue outlines and wash, each surrounded by turquoise lozenges. 19th century ebonized wood frame with gilt lettering.

Place of Origin

Hala (made)
Sindh (made)


ca. 1870 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Earthenware covered in slip and enamel paint

Marks and inscriptions

Hala, Sind: 19th century
written on frame


Height: 38.5 cm, Width: 38.4 cm, Depth: 5.8 cm

Object history note

Formerly in the collection of the Indian Museum, London and transferred to the South Kensington Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [Room 8. Case 42.] '01,709. TILE. Rectangular, white glazed, blue and green ornament; Sind. 12,474'

Descriptive line

rectangular; Architecture, ceramic, white glazed, Sind, ca. 1870


Earthenware (red); Slip; Enamel paint

Subjects depicted

Stars; Flowers


Ceramics; India Museum


South & South East Asia Collection

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