27 April 2004
A NISHAPUR MOULDED TURQUOISE GLAZED POTTERY TILE
NORTH EAST IRAN, 12TH CENTURY
Of rectangular form divided into two registers, the upper one with a panel of large elegant Eastern kufic moulded under the glaze, the lower square panel with an eight-pointed star enclosing a circle containing the word "al-mulk", plain moulded border, repaired breaks, slight retouching of glaze chips, metal bracket mount
19 x 11¼in. (48.5 x 29cm.)
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Zick-Nissen, Johanna (et al): Islamische Keramik, Düsseldorf, 1973, no.181, p.135.
The inscription within the roundel reads al-mulk, (Sovereignty [is God's]).
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