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Maker:

Unknown; potter

Collection:

H.S. Reitlinger

Category:

glazed earthenware

Name(s):

tile
Islamic pottery; category
monochrome glazed ware; category

Other Name:

cruciform tile

Date:

circa 1200 circa 1399

School/Style:

Il-Khanid

Period:

13th-14th Century

Description(s):

earthenware covered in a turquoise glaze
earthenware, mould made, covered in a cracked and pitted turquoise glaze
Shape: cross-shaped tile with pointed ends, bevelled edges
Upper surface: covered in a turquoise glaze, runs over the edges
Underside: undecorated, remains of plaster visible

Production
Place (legacy):

Central Asia, potter, region

Technique(s):

moulding; whole
glazing (coating); upper surface; turquoise, cracked and pitted

Material(s):

earthenware; whole
glaze; upper surface; turquoise, cracked and pitted

Technique
Description:

earthenware with turquoise glaze

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 19.9, cm
depth, whole, 1.2, cm
weight, whole, 399, g

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1950; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Provenance:

H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Acquisition Credit:

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950; transfered from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Inscription:

label; on the underside; hand written in black ink; K:/14774./t.k/Sultanabad; written onto cardboard backing; old object number

Documentation:

Watson, Oliver. 1985. Persian Lustre Ware.London: Faber and Faber Limitedp. 122-149
Cf. Plate M - turquoise cross-tiles but with moulded decoration. Ref. on tiles that accompanied lustre examples

Porter, Venetia. 1995. Islamic Tiles.London: British Museum Pressp. 32-61
Cf. star shaped tile panel but in lustre see fig. 21 (p. 36), 27 (p. 41). Ref. on tiles in 12th -14th century Iran, Anatolia and Syria

Related Object(s):

C.407-1991
C.143-1933

Accession:

Object Number: C.401-1991
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 17509; input: 2000-12-14; modified: 2012-10-26)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/17509





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