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    Hexagonal Tile

    In the fifteenth century the Timurid and Turkman potters of Iran and the Ottoman potters of Turkey and Syria once again looked to Chinese ceramics for inspiration. This came in the form of floral decoration in underglaze blue on a white ground, the legacy of the famous "Blue-and-White" wares of Yuan and Ming China. As always, the Islamic potters adapted the motifs of the Chinese originals to their own distinct purposes.

    • Medium: Ceramic; fritware, painted in cobalt blue, turquoise, and manganese purple under a transparent glaze
    • Place Made: Damascus, Syria
    • Dates: mid 15th century
    • Dynasty: Ottoman Empire
    • Period: Ottoman
    • Dimensions: 6 3/4 x 13/16 x 6 3/4 in. (17.1 x 2 x 17.1 cm)  (show scale)
    • Collections:Arts of the Islamic World
    • Museum Location: This item is not on view
    • Accession Number: 07.176
    • Credit Line: Museum Collection Fund
    • Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
    • Caption: Hexagonal Tile, mid 15th century. Ceramic; fritware, painted in cobalt blue, turquoise, and manganese purple under a transparent glaze, 6 3/4 x 13/16 x 6 3/4 in. (17.1 x 2 x 17.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 07.176. Creative Commons-BY
    • Image: overall, 07.176_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
    • Record Completeness: Best (84%)
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