Tile from a Frieze

Stonepaste; inglaze painted in blue and turquoise, luster-painted on opaque white glaze, modeled | 19.4in | Early 14th century

Unknown Artist

The five inscriptional luster-glazed tiles shown here contain passages from the Qur'an written in cobalt blue glaze against a scrolling floral vine. They may have once formed part of a calligraphic frieze within a tomb or religious structure, in comb...
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