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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 49

    A COLOURED INLAID TURQUOISE GLASS RHOMBOID TILE

    PROBABLY SAMARRA, IRAQ, 8TH/9TH CENTURY

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    A COLOURED INLAID TURQUOISE GLASS RHOMBOID TILE
    PROBABLY SAMARRA, IRAQ, 8TH/9TH CENTURY
    Of rhomboid form, the turquoise glass on the face trailed and marvered with white, blue, green and manganese waves, the reverse with a moulded bird, considerable iridescence on the moulded side, repaired breaks
    6 7/8in. (17.5cm.) across


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    There are very few decorated glass tiles that have survived from the Early Islamic period. Among them are fragments of mosaic glass tiles in Berlin and in the Metropolitan Museum, New York (Stefano Carboni, Glass of the Sultans, New York, 2001, no.61, p.148).

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