Tile decorated with peonies and serrated leavesOn display
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Tile decorated with peonies and serrated leaves
Date1550 - 1560
Ottoman Period (1281 - 1924)
Material and technique
fritware, with polychrome underglaze painting
Dimensionsmounted tiles, with frame 73.5 x 39.3 cm (height x width)
mounted tiles, without frame 70 x 35 cm approx. (height x width)
each tile 36 x 35 cm (height x width)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
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.
Willis, Michael D., ‘Tiles from the Mosque of Rostem Pasa in Istanbul’, Artibus Asiae, 48, 3/4, (1987), p. 281, pl. III