Glazed tile from the tomb of Madin SahibOn display
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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).
Glazed tile from the tomb of Madin Sahib
Associated placeAsia India north-west India Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar district Srinagar (possible) (possible place of creation)
Material and technique
earthenware, with polychrome glaze applied in the cuerda seca technique
Dimensions19.5 x 17.2 x 2.5 cm (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Museum locationFirst floor | Gallery 33 | Mughal India
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Glossary of terms
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
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