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Tile

Accession Number
1972/2.136

Title
Tile

Artist(s)
Turkish

Object Creation Date
16th century

Medium & Support
glaze on earthenware

Dimensions
9 7/8 in x 9 7/8 in x 1 3/16 in (25.08 cm x 25.08 cm x 3 cm)

Credit Line
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design

Subject matter
See physical description.

Physical Description
This polychrome and glazed square tile is decorated with a symmetrical design of flowers and leaf arabesques in deep aubergine and yellow. It is covered in a lustrous glaze with black underglaze. The tile matches the style and decorative features of other 16th century Turkish tiles. 

Primary Object Classification
Ceramic

Primary Object Type
tile

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Islamic (culture or style)
Ottoman (style)
Ottoman pottery styles
Turkish (culture or style)
arabesques
ceramic tile
ceramic ware (visual works)
floral patterns
glazing (coating process)
tiles (object genre)

4 Related Resources

Math Activity: Symmetry
(Part of: Math + Art Enrichment Activities)
Visual Cultures of Islam - Ceramics
(Part of: Visual Cultures of Islam )

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