Glazed tile from the tomb of Madin Sahib

On display

Many coloured tiles like this, with leafy or flowering tendril designs, were made for the tomb of the saint Madin Sahib at Srinagar in Kashmir. They are glazed in the cuerda seca technique (the design is drawn in manganese with oil to separate the colour areas, which are individually painted before firing).

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Glossary of terms

earthenware

glaze

Further reading

Hasan, Mohibbul, Kashmir under the Sultans (Calcutta: Iran Society, 1959)

Topsfield, Andrew, ‘Indian Art at the Ashmolean Museum’, Oriental Art, 43/4, (Winter 1997-1998), p. 30, illus. p. 28 fig. 14

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