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Tile panel - Tiled panel

Tiled panel

  • Object:

    Tile panel

  • Place of origin:

    Gaur (made)

  • Date:

    1450 - 1550 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Terracotta glazed bricks

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

These polychrome tiles were put together arbitrarily after their removal from the ruins of Gaur. The tiles are arranged roughly to simulate a house front. Some of the tiles are flat and some were chiselled in high relief. The earthenware ground is covered in enamel colours, chiefly blue, yellow, gren and white. The relief motifs include repeating diamonds, squares, lenticular forms, pilasters, a cornice, a plantain tree and a lotus roundel. The four and five-colour polychromed panels show lotuses of Sino-Islamic rather than Indian inspiration.

Place of Origin

Gaur (made)


1450 - 1550 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Terracotta glazed bricks


Height: 82.5 cm, Width: 45.5 cm

Object history note

Lent by the Royal Asiatic Society of London to the India Museum. Transferred to South Kensington Museum in November 1879. Renumbered in 1924.

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

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.) :

Production Note

Fifty-six enamelled terracotta bricks and tiles set in cement and framed. The bricks and tiles of varied form decorated with blue, white, yellow, orange, green and turquoise glazes from the ruins of the City of Gaur, Bengal, India.





Subjects depicted



Ceramics; Architecture; India Museum


South & South East Asia Collection

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