Panel of tiles with vegetal and geometric decorationOn display
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Panel of tiles with vegetal and geometric decoration
Dateearly 15th century
Material and technique
fritware, with underglaze painting in blue
Dimensions105 x 90 cm (height x width)
No. of items
Purchased with the assistance of the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund, 1981.
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.
Lane, Arthur, Ceramics Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, A Guide to the Collection of Tiles, 2nd edn (London: H.M.S.O., 1960), illus. pp. 15-16 pl. 12