• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 247

    A PANEL OF DAMASCUS POTTERY TILES

    OTTOMAN SYRIA, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PANEL OF DAMASCUS POTTERY TILES
    OTTOMAN SYRIA, 17TH CENTURY
    Comprising six rectangular tiles, four of them shaped to form a pointed arch, the upper band decorated with a calligraphic line in white thuluth reserved against cobalt-blue ground, the lower band with meandering foliage, highlights of turquoise blue, two repaired breaks, small repainting
    Panel 9½ x 59 3/8in. (24.1 x 150.5cm) (6)


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    The inscription reads la ilah illa Allah al-malik al -haqq al-mubin (There is no god but God, the Lord, the Truth, who makes all things manifest) and Muhammad rasul Allah al-sadiq al-wa'd min al-a... (Muhammad is the apostle of God, true to what promised, worthy of all trust, the..)

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    Provenance

    Formerly in the Lockwood de Forest Collection