15 October 2002
AN IZNIK POTTERY TILE
Ottoman Turkey, circa 1565
Divided into two registers, the upper smaller one with the curve of a rounded white letter against a cobalt-blue ground, the lower panel with bold inverted feathery palmettes in white and blue with brilliant red ribs against a green ground, plain narow red border above and below, small surface chips to glaze, a couple retouched, slight chips to edges, occasionally also retouched, metal mount behind
9¾in. (24.7cm.) sq.
Nasli M. Heeramaneck, donated by Joan Palevsky
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Pal, Pratapaditya (ed.): Islamic Art, the Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection, Los Angeles, 1973, no.121, p.66.
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