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Circular earthenware tile with molded lotus and bosangwha design.<br />
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This dark gray, high-fired earthenware convex eave-end roof tile is decorated with an eight-petal lotus floral medallion. It is made from coarse clay mixed with fine stone particles. The center of the tile is decorated with a double-petaled lotus flower surrounded by eight heart-shaped palmette petals (bosanghwa ) in low relief. Traces of clay used to attach this tile to a flat tile can also be seen on the joints of the reverse side.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 39]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Roof Tile-End with Lotus and Bosanghwa Design
676 – 935
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.201
Earthenware roof tile-end with molded floral pattern.<br />
The floral medallion on this tile-end consists of bosanghwa(Buddhist floral pattern) motifs which has four heart-shaped petals. The rim is decorated with a chain of beads.<br />
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This dark gray, high-fired earthenware convex eave-end roof tile is decorated with a palmette motif consisting of four petals of a flower in full bloom. Also referred to as the bosanghwa (寶相華, Ch. baoxianghua , a mythical flower often used as a Buddhist decorative motif ), this motif is arranged around a central ovary. Traces of trimming and smoothing with water are visible on the sides of the tile. Traces of clay used to attach this tile to a flat tile can also be seen on the joints.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 39]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Roof Tile-End with Floral Medallion Design
676 – 935
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.200
Red orange rectangular tile with a thin black line border and black Thunderbird design.
Laura Tomasie (Native American)
Tile with Hopi Thunderbird
1959 – 1969
Gift of Estelle Titiev, from the collection of Mischa Titiev
1984/2.13
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This Ilkhanid eight-pointed star tile employs the Kashan style that originates in Iran. A crane/phoenix-type bird flies amongst floral decorations. The outer perimeter is decorated with a cursive script. The script may either be Qur'anic verse (Arabic) or a Shahnama verse (Persian book of Kings). (updated)
Iranian (Iranian)
Star-shaped Tile with flying crane among flowers
1300 – 1332
Museum Purchase
1957/1.102
Tile with molded lion motif.
Iranian (Iranian)
Tile with molded lion
Museum Purchase
1957/1.68
This Il-Khanid period molded 8-pointed star tile contains a central spotted feline together with Arabic inscriptions on the outer rim. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Star-shaped Tile with cheetah among foliage
1233 – 1366
Museum Purchase
1957/1.73
The decoration of this tile-end consists of lotus medallion with eight petals in the center surrounded by eight heart-shaped bosanghwa(Buddhist floral pattern) just inside the rim. The rim is decorated with a chain of beads.<br />
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This yellowish gray, high-fired earthenware convex eaveend roof tile features an eight-petal lotus floral medallion design. It is made from fine clay and robust in appearance. The tile features a central two-tier, eight-petal lotus design, surrounded by a palmette (or bosanghwa ) design, consisting of eight heart-shaped petals, in low relief.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 40]</p>
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Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Roof Tile
676 – 935
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.202

Iranian (Iranian)
Star-shaped tile with floral and calligraphic patterns
1193
Museum Purchase
1960/1.133
This lotus medallion design on this round tile-end consists of eight petals. The outer rim is decorated with eighteen round dents. The seedpod contains six peripheral seeds.<br />
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This gray, high-fired earthenware convex eave-end roof tile features a single-tier lotus design. It is made from fine clay mixed with a small amount of sand and is robust in appearance. The central ovary and petals of the lotus stand out in relief. The rim displays a &ldquo;pearl-dot&rdquo; (<em>yeonju</em> ) motif depicted in intaglio.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p.36]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Roof Tile
676 – 935
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.197
A fragment of unglazed earthenware: approximately half of a round, molded roof tile, depicting a central lotus flower in relief. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Roof Tile
7th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Greiner
1979/2.6
It is decorated with the seedpod of the lotus medallion. The pod contains seven seeds, one seed in the middle surrounded by six peripheral ones(1+6 seed pattern)<br />
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This high-fired convex eave-end roof tile with a lotus design has a dark gray surface and a gray core. It is made from clay mixed with numerous stone particles. The surface texture of the tile is extremely rough and its design crudely rendered.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 41]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Roof end tile with molded star-shaped lotus pattern
15th century
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.195
This is an example of a lotus medallion with a double layer of petal. Two rows of eight petals each are arranged around a double-ring seedpod. The outer ring of the seedpod has no design. The inner ring of the seedpod contains a central seed surrounded by six peripheral seeds (1+6 seed pattern). The outer rim is embellished with a bead pattern.<br />
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This gray-white, high-fired earthenware concave eave-end roof tile with an eight-petal lotus design was made from fine clay mixed with a small amount of sand. The reverse side shows signs of having been joined to a flat tile, while traces of trimming and smoothing with water are also visible. The round ovary is circumscribed by double lines and contains seven seeds: one in the center surrounded by six more.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p.37]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Roof Tile
676 – 935
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.198
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