Tiles of this design are used to surround the mihrab in the Mesih Mehmet Pascha Mosque dating from 1585. This mosque, whose patron was briefly Grand Vizier under Sultan Murad III, was built in 1585. Other examples of the design are in the Sadberk Hanim Museum (Ara Altun, John Carswell and Gönül Öney, Turkish Tiles and Ceramics, Istanbul, 1985, no.I.71, p.44), the Hetjens Museum, Düsseldorf (J. Zick-Nissen, Islamische Keramik, exhibition catalogue, Düsseldorf, 1973, no.345, pp.235-6) and other collections. Others have sold in these Rooms, 12 October 2004, lot 27. For another tile from the same series please see the following lot.