Hexagonal Tile

Object Name: Hexagonal tile

Date: second half 15th century

Geography: Egypt

Culture: Islamic

Medium: Stonepaste; underglaze painted

Classification: Ceramics-Tiles

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1967

Accession Number: 67.69.4

Description

The design of this tile was strongly influenced by Chinese models, in both composition and color. The Egyptian taste for blue-and-white botanical designs was filtered through Iranian versions from the Ilkhanid period (1256–1353). It is known that Iranian artists moved westward at the beginning of the fifteenth century.

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