Photograph: David Franzen, 2005,  © 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 late 7th century / AD late 13th century

Museum Inventory Number:

48.100a–c

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Stonepaste; moulded, monochrome-glazed, unglazed

Dimensions:

Each tile: 17.8 x 17.8 cm

Period / Dynasty

Ilkhanid

Provenance:

Iran

Description:

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.

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;23;en

MWNF Working Number: US2 23

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