Photograph: David Franzen, 2004,  © 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


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 931–957 / AD 1525–1550

Museum Inventory Number:


Material(s) / Technique(s):

Earthenware; underglaze-painted in blue and overglaze-painted in luster


Each tile: 24.1 x 25.4 cm


Spain, Seville


This panel is composed of 236 rectangular tiles, which are joined in pairs to form one design unit. The majority of the paired tiles feature an octagonal coffer design with a blossom surrounded by rayed circles. Doris Duke purchased this group of tiles from the Hearst collection in 1941. Though their provenance is unknown prior to Hearst's acquisition, similar tiles are known to have come from the church at Santiago, Carmona, in Spain.

Citation of this web page:

 "Tile panel" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018.;EPM;us;Mus22;25;en

MWNF Working Number: US2 25


 Artistic Introduction

On display in

MWNF Galleries



As PDF (including images) As Word (text only)