Hexagonal tile with vegetal decoration


  • Title

    Hexagonal tile with vegetal decoration

  • Associated place

    Syria (place of creation)
  • Date

    early 15th century
  • Material and technique

    fritware, with underglaze painting in blue and black

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    19 x 19 x 2 cm (height x width x depth)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.

  • Museum location

    currently out on loan

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.


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Glossary of terms


underglaze painting

Further reading

Lane, Arthur, Ceramics Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, A Guide to the Collection of Tiles, 2nd edn (London: H.M.S.O., 1960), p. 14, pl. 12

Riefstahl, Rudolf M., ‘Early Turkish Tile Revetments in Edirne’, Ars Islamica, IV, (1937), illus. p. 274 figs. 23-25

Carswell, John, ‘Six Tiles’, Ettinghausen, Richard, Islamic art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1972), pl. 6 fig. D28

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