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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

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

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

Whitechapel Art Gallery: Arts of Bengal, p. 32, No. 36f

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).

Production Note

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

Materials

Terracotta

Techniques

Glazed

Subjects depicted

Islamic

Categories

Tiles; Architecture; Ceramics

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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