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Tile panel

Tile panel

  • Place of origin:

    Turkey (made)
    Konya (made)

  • Date:

    13th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware painted with enamels

  • Museum number:

    342 to B-1906

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Three fragments of Mosaic of fritware, covered with turquoise-blue and manganese-purple enamels. Portions of the frieze is decorated with a Kuflc inscription.

Place of Origin

Turkey (made)
Konya (made)


13th century (made)


Unknown (made)

Materials and Techniques

Fritware painted with enamels

Object history note

Notes from the Ceramics Department's register, by EA Lane.
"The mihrab in complete condition, except for the fragment in the top left corner, is illustrated by F Sarre, Seldschukische Kleinkunst (Leipzig 1909) p. 45 fig. 35.
When I visited Konya in Sept 1951 the mosque was closed and disused, all remains of tilework having been removed to the Museum in a room in the shrine of the Mevlânâ Celâleddin Rumî"

"These tiles were removed from Konya in the early years of this century and sold [? Via] a shop in Istanbul to us, Paris and Berlin. Berlin has the greater part of the mihtab. See Evdman K. Neue Art?? Zur Tükischen Keramik. Ars Orientalis V. 1963 p.194 + Note 11"

Bought, together with nos. 342-35 -1906, for £228, from FR Martin Esq, Swedish Legation, Constantinople

Descriptive line

Three fragments of Mosaic of fritware, covered with turquoise-blue and manganese-purple enamels, Turkey, 13th century.

Production Note



Fritware; Enamels



Subjects depicted

Foliage; Interlacing; Palmette


Ceramics; Tiles


Middle East Section

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