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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, potter, Damascus

Category:

fritware (stonepaste)

Name(s):

tile
Islamic pottery; category
Iznik; category

Other Name:

Part of tile panel (C.4-1928)

Date:

1574 1599

School/Style:

Ottoman

Period:

late 16th Century

Description:

fritware, mould made, painted in blue, green and black under a colourless glaze.
Forms part of a panel comprising twenty three tiles. Fragment cut from a larger tile, which joins the larger tile (C.4D-1928) and forms part of a 2nd row of five tiles, comprising one other large tile (C.4J-1928) and two other smaller sections (C.4S-1928, C.4R-1928).
Upper surface: painted with a blue tulip and rosette both with green leaves alongside a green vine stem, all outlined black. This, combined with bunches of grapes, forms the background to the principal design on the rest of the panel comprising festooned manderolas linked by sinuous stems, both outlined in black, bordered with turquoise and containing floral sprays reserved in blue with green or turquoise.
Lower surface: undecorated except for splashes of glaze and areas of plaster

Technique(s):

moulding; whole
painting underglaze; upper surface; blue and green with black outlines
glazing (coating); upper surface; colourless

Material(s):

fritware; whole
pigment; upper surface; blue and green with black outlines
glaze; upper surface; colourless

Technique
Description:

fritware, mould made, painted in blue, green and black under a colourless glaze.

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 17.3, cm
width, whole, 5, cm
depth, whole, 2.5, cm
weight, whole, 319, g

Acquisition:

given; 1928-06-04; The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Provenance:

Willaim Morris; Morris & Co.

Notes:

Cf. single tile in British Museum collection, Registration number: 1895,0603.134.a: http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=238474&partid=1&searchText=Iznik+tiles%2c+Damascus&fromADBC=ad&toADBC=ad&numpages=10&images=on&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx¤tPage=3 Ref. on Dawishiyya mosque (also known as Mosque of Darwish Pasha) see: http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=monument;ISL;sy;Mon01;22;en http://archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.jsp?site_id=5543 Cf. images of near identical tile panel from the Mosque of Darwish Pasha see: http://archnet.org/library/images/one-image-large.jsp?location_id=7463&image_id=101687

Acquisition Credit:

Given by The Friends of the Ftizwilliam Museum

Documentation:

, The Fitzwilliam Museum1929. Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Twentieth Annual Report, 1928.Cambridge (Cambs.): p. pp. 1, 3
Publ. Illustrated, p. 1 (8), ill. on p. 3 (8), top right

Porter, Venetia. 1995. Islamic Tiles.London: British Museum Pressp. 92-121
Ref. on Syrian and Turkish tiles

Leeuwen, Richard van. 1999. Waqfs and urban structures: the case of Ottoman Damascus.Leiden: Brill
Ref. on waqf architecture in Damascus (inc. Mosque of Darwish Pasha)

Maury, Charlotte. 2008. Iznik, Ottoman ceramics and tiles.Valencia: Bancaja Foundation
Source Title: Three Empires of Islam: Istanbul, Isfahan, Delhi. Masterpieces of the Louvre Collection(2008)
p. 200-329
Cf. Syrian decorated with festooned mandorlas catalogue number 117 (p. 319). Ref. on Syrian Iznik types

Kafescioǧlu, Çiǧdem. 1999. "In The Image of Rūm": Ottoman Architectural Patronage in Sixteenth-Century Aleppo and Damascus.Leiden: Brill
Source Title: Muqarnas 16 (1999) : 70-96
p. 70-96
Ref. on waqf architecture in Damascus and Aleppo (but not inc. Mosque of Darwish Pasha)

Related Object(s):

C.4D-1928
C.4J-1928
C.4R-1928
C.4S-1928

Part Of:

C.4-1928

Accession:

Object Number: C.4P-1928
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 28905; input: 2001-05-18; modified: 2012-12-06)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/28905





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