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Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States of America
Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
Hegira 931–957 / AD 1525–1550
Earthenware; underglaze-painted in blue and overglaze-painted in luster
Each tile: 24.1 x 25.4 cm
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.
"Tile panel" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;us;Mus22;25;en
MWNF Working Number: US2 25