Identification and Creation
Object Number
1960.21
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Tile with Arabesque Medallions
Classification
Architectural Elements
Work Type
architectural element
Date
1550-1600
Places
Creation Place: Middle East, Turkey, Iznik
Period
Ottoman period
Culture
Turkish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/216652
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Fritware painted under glaze
Technique
Xerograph
Dimensions
25.5 x 8 cm (10 1/16 x 3 1/8 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of John Goelet
Accession Year
1960
Object Number
1960.21
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
...By its unusual shape, ...this small tile can be determined to have been part of either a conical baldachin over a minbar (pulpit), or...of a half-conical covering of a Turkish fireplace. The pattern is drawn lightly in black on the white slip, while the colors are the familiar tomato red of the seventies and eighties, and a ver bright, light, turquoise. entered by sb02/04/03.
Exhibition History

The Ottoman Empire: A Culture and Its Impact, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/25/1989 - 05/21/1989

Eyes to the East: Indian, Persian, and Turkish Art Given by Harvard Graduates, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/22/1990 - 11/25/1990

Arabesque, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 12/01/1990 - 03/24/1991

Woven, Hammered, and Thrown: Textiles and Objects from the Islamic World, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/22/1991 - 08/18/1991

The Ottomans and their Contemporaries, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/21/1992 - 05/17/1992

32Q: 3620 University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 02/13/2015; Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/11/2015 - 05/10/2015

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