Tile depicting the story of Yusuf and ZulaikhaOn display
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Tile depicting the story of Yusuf and Zulaikha
Date2nd half of the 19th century
Qajar Period (1779 - 1925)
Material and technique
fritware, moulded, with polychrome underglaze painting
Dimensions41.5 x 27.3 x 4.5 cm (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Presented by Miss H. Croker, 1953.
Museum locationFirst floor | Gallery 31 | Islamic Middle East
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Glossary of terms
Ceramic material composed of ground quartz and small quantities of clay and finely ground frit (frit is obtained by pouring molten glass into water).
Painting applied to ceramic material before a transparent, or monochrome or coloured glaze for Islamic objects, is applied. The technique was initially developed in China.