London, South Kensington
15 October 2004
A cuerda seca pottery tile fragment, Central Anatolia, circa 14th century
Decorated in blue, cream, turquoise and black glazes with scrolling foliate design -- 8½in. x 5½in. (21.5cms x 14cms).
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This tile is probably from the Mevlana Turbe in Konya, Istanbul.
A number of similar tiles exist in the Museum of Islamic Art, Berlin, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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