Wall Tiles

Wall Tiles

1600s

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Fritware with underglaze-painted design

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1915.651

Location

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Iznik was the town which manufactured tiles for imperial buildings of the Ottoman sultans.

Description

These four square tiles are each adorned with a floral spray of tulips, carnations, and a large hybrid palmette, set inside a twelve-lobed circular medallion. It is surrounded by an eight-pointed star made of pairs of wavy lines. Where the four tiles are joined, another complete medallion with a floral motif and a cobalt blue center is formed.

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