Early 17th Century
Overall 15 ½ inches square. Framed Height 19 inches square.
A panel of four square Ottoman Empire tiles, each painted in underglaze cobalt blue, black and apple green with a cruciform design of winged palmettes enclosing cloud-scrolls, split lotus flowers and a central flowerhead, framed. Syrian, early 17thcentury.
Provenance: Property of a private European collector.
Footnote: Tiles of this design can be seen in the mausoleum of Mohi al-Din Arabi in Salhiyya. Damascus, and a very similar tiles but without the green is in the Church of St. James in Jerusalem. Several others feature in museums and collections such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, (inv. No. 506-8 -1900) ad the Robert Mousawad Museum in Beirut. See Arthur Miler ‘Damascus Tiles’, Munich, London, New York. 2015, p. 168, fig. 4.60.
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