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English: Tilework Chimneypiece

Turkey, probably Istanbul
Dated 1731

The names around the hood are those of the seven sleepers. Persecuted under the Roman Emperor Decius, these Christian men took refuge in a cave. They fell asleep, waking centuries later under Christian rule.

The seven sleepers are mentioned in the Qur\'an as an as an example of God\'s protection of the righteous. Their names were therefore used to invoke that protection.

Fritware with under-glaze decoration.

Collection ID: [none 703-1891]

This photo was taken as part of Britain Loves Wikipedia in February 2010 by Isabell Long.

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