Tile 1   Tile 1.

Egypt or Syria.

A stone paste squared-off hexagonal tile painted in underglaze cobalt-blue. Chinese inspired foliate design.
Early 15th century.

6.5 x 5.5 in. {17.2 x 14.5 cm.}

c.f. Porter, V., Islamic Tiles, pub. Interlink Books, 1995. p.95.
   Ettinghausen, R. Islamic Art in the Metropolitan Museum, 1972, p.115, No. D24, Tiles in the tomb of Ghars as-Din al-Khalil at-Tawrizi, Damascus

Condition: Intact. Minor chipping to some edges