Tile 1   Part II

Tile 1.

Syria {Damascus}

A square stone paste tile painted in underglaze cobalt blue, turquoise and manganese purple. A central tree motif bisects the tile vertically and is flanked by stylized flowers. A repeat partial tree motif can be seen on each of the vertical edges.
Late 16th century.

8.9 x 8.8 in. {22.5 x 22.4 cm}

c.f. Feenan, Brigid. Damascus, Hidden Treasures of the Old City,
   Thames & Hudson, 2000. Tiles on the tomb of Muhi al-Din Ibn 'Arabi, 16th. century. p.50. ill.

c.f. Victoria & Albert Museum #1227-1883

Condition: Repaired, one clean break.