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Tile

Tile

  • Place of origin:

    Gaur (made)

  • Date:

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

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glazed Terracotta

  • Museum number:

    9363:50/(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    South Asia, Room 41, case J

Physical description

Lozenge-shaped glazed tile with arabesque flower motif painted in orange, yellow and turquoise over a white ground.

Place of Origin

Gaur (made)

Date

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

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Glazed Terracotta

Dimensions

Height: 9.6 cm

Object history note

From the ruins of Gaur

Descriptive line

Architecture, ceramic, Gaur Bengal, C19

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

p.32
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.) :

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]

Production Note

Also catalogued as 9363:56/(IS)

Materials

Terracotta

Techniques

Glazed

Subjects depicted

Islamic

Categories

Ceramics; Architecture; Tiles; India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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