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Tile with the Great Mosque of Mecca

Tile with the Great Mosque of Mecca

The three lines of Arabic writing in the upper part of this large, ceramic wall tile are from the third chapter of the Qur’an, and exhort the Muslim faithful to make the pilgrimage…

AN IZNIK POLYCHROME POTTERY DISH, TURKEY, CIRCA 1575

Iznik Pottery (16th Century)

This Turkish dish is one of the finest examples of Iznik ceramics anywhere. Painted with a masterful flourish, both delicate and striking, it features one of the earliest known combinations of flora and…

Tile with Arabic inscription, Iran, about 1215. Museum no. 1481-1876

Calligraphy in Islamic art – beyond pen and paper

The development of sophisticated calligraphy as an art form is not unique to Islamic culture. Other examples include Chinese and Japanese calligraphy and illuminated bibles from north-west Europe including the famous Book of…

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Earthenware, Ceramics and Tiles at the Smithsonian Museum

A collection of Earthenware (stone paste, clay, glazed), Ceramics and Tiles at the Freer and Sackler Galleries of Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art. Bowl | Origin: Iran | Period: 10th century Samanid period…

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Ceramic Tiles Collection at LACMA.

Tiles | Origin: Turkey, Iznik, Ottoman | Period: last quarter of the 16th century | Collection: The Phil Berg Collection (M.71.73.37a-b) | Type: Ceramic; Architectural element, Fritware, underglaze painted in red, blue, green…

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