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TWO DIYARBEKIR POTTERY TILES
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TWO DIYARBEKIR POTTERY TILES

OTTOMAN TURKEY, LATE 16TH CENTURY

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TWO DIYARBEKIR POTTERY TILES
OTTOMAN TURKEY, LATE 16TH CENTURY
Each of square form with a section of a broad dense border design of interlaced meandering turquoise and cobalt-blue stems issuing very bold tulip flowerheads and serrated leaves on a white ground, red slightly misfired on one, each with repaired breaks
Each approx 12 5/8in. square (2)
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Lot Essay

The eighteenth century tomb of Hazret-i Seyman in Diyarbekir re-used sixteenth century tiles including ones of the design seen here. For a discussion about the tile industry in Diyarbekir please see Julian Raby, "Diyarbekir, a Rival to Iznik: A sixteenth century Tile Industry in Eastern Anatolia" Istanbular Mitteilngen, Berlin, 1978. A similar tile is ilustrated in Yanni Petsopoulos (ed.), Tulips, Arabesques and Turans, London, 1982, pl.114, p.96.

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