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Tile

  • Place of origin:

    Gaur (made)

  • Date:

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

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Museum number:

    9363:34/(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case Q, shelf 4

Physical description

Rectangular bi-chrome glazed tile with repeated semi-medallions and discs in white on a dark blue ground.

Place of Origin

Gaur (made)

Date

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

Artist/maker

Unknown

Dimensions

Length: 15.2 cm, Width: 9.6 cm

Object history note

From the ruins of Gaur

Descriptive line

Architecture, ceramic, Gaur Bengal

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

Mitra, Pratip Kumar, Source Material on the Medieval Cities of Gaur and Pandua (West Bengal, India) in the British Public Collections, Archaeology of Eastern India: New Perspectives, Centre for Archaeological Studies and Training Eastern India, Kolkata 2002, pp.279-330, fig.20 (p.329).

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.) :

Production Note

Most likely the tile was originally used inside the Gaur Palace.

Materials

Terracotta

Techniques

Glazed

Subjects depicted

Islamic

Categories

Tiles; Architecture; Ceramics; India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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