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Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States of America
Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
Hegira late 7th century / AD late 13th century
Stonepaste; moulded, monochrome-glazed, unglazed
Each tile: 17.8 x 17.8 cm
Each tile of this large stair-shaped panel is ornamented with moulded octagons and partial hexagrams such that one corner is cut out to fit a separate spherical knob. This group of tiles is similar to a well-known group of tiles that once ornamented the exterior of Takht-i Sulaiman (c. 1270), which was the summer palace of the Ilkhanid ruler Abaqa (r. 1265–82). When Doris Duke purchased the tiles in Iran in 1938, they were said to have been excavated from a site called Sanek.
"Tile panel" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;us;Mus22;23;en
MWNF Working Number: US2 23