Set of forty-eight tiles displaying vases and cypress trees amid flowersOn display
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Set of forty-eight tiles displaying vases and cypress trees amid flowers
Date17th century (1601 - 1700)
Ottoman Period (1281 - 1924)
Material and technique
fritware, with polychrome underglaze painting, mounted together in a hardwood frame
Dimensionswith frame 147 x 195 x 6 cm (height x width x depth)
each tile 23.5 x 23.5 cm (height x width)
No. of items
Presented by Bethnal Green Museum, 1977.
Museum locationFirst floor | Gallery 31 | Islamic Middle East
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.