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  • Tile panel with sphinx, Seljuqs of Rum period (1081–1307), late 12th–early 13th century
    Turkey, probably Konya
    Stonepaste; overglaze-painted and gilded

    Gr. Diam. 9 3/16 in. (23.3 cm)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jack A. Josephson, 1976 (1976.245)

    This composite tile formed by smaller elements to create a hexagon probably originates from the palace of cAla’ al-Din Kay-Qubadh (r. 1220–37) in Konya, Central Anatolia, where tile production may have been accomplished with the help of migrant craftsmen, explaining why the overglaze-painted technique was so widespread.

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    Tile panel with sphinx, Seljuqs of Rum period (1081–1307), late 12th–early 13th century
    Turkey, probably Konya
    Stonepaste; overglaze-painted and gilded

    Gr. Diam. 9 3/16 in. (23.3 cm)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jack A. Josephson, 1976 (1976.245)


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