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Square ceramic tile with iridescent orange glaze
Pewabic Pottery
Tile
1932 – 1942
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1973/2.55
Square ceramic tile with copper and turquoise iridescent glaze
Pewabic Pottery
Tile
1932 – 1942
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1973/2.58
Square ceramic tile with iridescent metallic glaze
Pewabic Pottery
Tile
1932 – 1942
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1973/2.59
This is a fragment of a circlular roof eave tile or <em>wa dang</em> <em>(瓦当)</em> earthenware, with an impressed cloud pattern.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Roof Tile
2nd century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Greiner
1979/2.7

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Rubbing of Eastern Han dynasty (25-220) Stamped Tiles
20th century
Gift of Marybelle B. Hanna
2001/1.356.2

Iranian (Iranian)
Star-shaped tile with phoenix among clouds
1267 – 1366
Museum purchase
1960/1.132
This star-shaped ceramic tile is decorated with floral patterns and shapes. This kind of tile seems to be very popular in the 15th and 16th centuries of the Iranian Islamic world. The relief decoration is moulded and unglazed while the ground is glazed in blues with black underglaze and covered with a clear overglaze. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Star-shaped tile with molded floral design
1400 – 1599
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.135

Syrian
Square tile with molded cross design
1100 – 1299
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.145

Iranian (Iranian)
Tile fragment with inscription
1100 – 1299
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.152
This circular tile has circular designs of a range of sizes. At the very center has a small circle, with a ring around it. Surrounding this are six evenly spaced small circles, which result in an overall six-petalled stylized floral-like design. Surrounding it is another thin circular band, and another circle of evenly spaced dots, enclosed by another circular band. This design at center thus far represents a lotus seedpod. Extending from it are eight petals, with another ring of eight larger petals set behind them. Finally, another ring pattern of two thin circular bands with small dots between them creates the border of the tile.<br />
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This dark gray, high-fired earthenware convex eave-end roof tile features a two-tier, eight-petal lotus design. It is made from fine clay mixed with numerous fine stone particles. Two concentric tiers of eight petals surround a flat, circular ovary that contains a single central seed surrounded by six others. A circular band, also containing seeds, runs around the ou
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Roof-end tile with lotus design
676 – 935
On loan from the YooGeum Museum, Seoul, Korea
LTL2009.7.7
This curved tile has small circles lining the edge of the two long, curved edges, and two shorter straight edges without special border decoration. The face of the tile is decorated with vegetal arabesque motif.<br />
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This gray-white, low-fired earthenware concave eave-end roof tile features a scroll design. Although each motif on the front decorative surface of the tile is different, the scroll design demonstrates some degree of left-right symmetry. Traces of a parallel pattern made by a paddle four centimeters wide are visible on the flat surface of the tile. Traces of trimming and smoothing with water are also visible on the sides and joints.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 40]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Untitled
676 – 935
On loan from the YooGeum Museum, Seoul, Korea
LTL2009.7.11

Iranian (Iranian)
Tile
20th century
Transfer from the School of Art and the College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
1997/1.257
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