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Los Angeles, United States of America
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Hegira second half of the 10th century / AD second half of the 16th century
Width 26.4 cm
The motif of three circles combined with paired wavy lines (possibly a much abstracted version of leopard spots and tiger stripes), was repeated in a variety of Ottoman media whether made for the court in Istanbul or produced in provincial centres such as Syrian Damascus. In this hexagonal tile, the Syrian artist has replicated the design but not the red and blue on a white ground colour scheme of the classic Iznik tile. Instead, the tile is boldly decorated in turquoise and black, a colour combination that typifies Syrian tiles in the Ottoman period.
"Tile" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;us;Mus21;10;en
MWNF Working Number: US1 10