Photograph: David Franzen, 2003,  © DDFIA, Honolulu, Hawai'i


This item has been added to the Database within the Explore Islamic Art Collections project. Information is available in: English.

Name of Object:

Tile panel

Location:

Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States of America

Holding Museum:

Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art

About Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai'i

Date of Object:

Hegira 11th century / AD 17th century

Museum Inventory Number:

48.84.2

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Stonepaste; underglaze-painted

Dimensions:

Overall: 140.7 x 188.9 cm

Period / Dynasty

Safawid

Provenance:

Iran, Isfahan

Description:

These tiles, purchased from a gallery in Iran in 1938, are said to have come from Julfa, an Armenian suburb of Isfahan, Iran. Indeed, the lively animals (such as ibexes, ducks, tigers, and gazelles) seen on the tiles are typical of underglaze-painted tiles of Julfa. To achieve the sharp, polychrome designs seen on haft-rangi tile, the colored glazes were separated by a black line that prevented the colours from blending together.

Citation of this web page:

 "Tile panel" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;us;Mus22;21;en

MWNF Working Number: US2 21

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