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This colourful tableau of eight wall tiles must have had a stunning effect in its original setting. The composition is made up of blossoming cherry branches, tulips and carnations which encircle alternating cartouches (motives in the shape of a shield). During the Ottoman period, high-quality ceramic was produced in the famous Turkish pottery centres such as Irnik and Kütahya; the output included domestic utensils (dishes, jugs etc.) and mainly wall tiles that found their way into the palaces of the sultans and also into the homes of clients outside the Ottoman Empire.

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Material and technique Maiolica, glaze, earthenware
Object type
Tegelveld > Tegel > Woonaccessoires > Wonen > Gebruiksvoorwerp
Location Wereldmuseum
Dimensions Height 95.5 cm
Width 48.5 cm
Depth 5 cm
Artists Pottenbakker: Anoniem
Accession number A 3898 (KN&V)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1941
Department Applied Arts & Design
Acquisition date 1941
Age artist Unknown
External exhibitions Escher meets Islamic Art (2013)
Boijmans bij de Buren - REMIX ROTTERDAM, Boijmans X Wereldmuseum (2020)
Geographical origin Turkey > Anatolia > Southwest Asia > Asia
Place of manufacture Iznik > Turkey > Anatolia > Southwest Asia > Asia

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