Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Tile

late 15th century - early 16th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Brief Description
Architecture, ceramic, Gaur Bengal
Physical Description
Rectangular bi-chrome glazed tile with repeated semi-medallions and discs in white on a dark blue ground.
Dimensions
  • Length: 15.2cm
  • Width: 9.6cm
Style
Object history
From the ruins of Gaur
Production
Most likely the tile was originally used inside the Gaur Palace.
Subject depicted
Bibliographic References
  • 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).
  • 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.32
Collection
Accession Number
9363:34/(IS)

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record createdAugust 22, 2003
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