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Tiled panel

Tile Panel
1450 - 1550 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Terracotta glazed bricks
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 82.5cm
  • Width: 45.5cm
The dimensions are that of the panel.
Style
Object history
Lent by the Royal Asiatic Society of London to the India Museum. Transferred to South Kensington Museum in November 1879. Renumbered in 1924.
Production
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.
Subject depicted
Bibliographic Reference
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.) :p.31
Other Numbers
  • 09231(IS) - India Museum Catalogue (IS) Number
  • 12,636 - India Museum Slip Book
Collection
Accession Number
IM.564-1924

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record createdJuly 11, 2003
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