Iznik Tile

Turkey, Late 16th / early 17th century

25cm square

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Iznik Tile

On the right-hand side, the tile painted with carnations, flowerheads and tulips within a large red palmette. The other side with S-shaped stems of trailing vines with flowers and saz leaves. The outline of another palmette visible along the left edge. This tile would have been part of a large composition. There are tiles with a similar design in Takkeci Ibrahim Aga Mosque (1592) in the Topkapi district of Istanbul.

Iznik Tile


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