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English: Hexagonal tile with ducks painted in cobalt blue and turquoise
Date 1525-1550 (but note below implies a date of 1540-1546)
Medium Fritware/stonepaste with underglaze decoration in cobalt blue and turquoise
Dimensions Width: 27.9 cm
institution QS:P195,Q213322
Accession number
place of creation Iznik, Turkey
Notes The tile is illustrated (in B&W) in Lane 1957 p. 266 and fig. 36. This tile is one of 39 tiles or tile fragments in the V&A Museum that the museum believes come from the Hayreddin bathhouse (Cinili Hamam or Tiled bathhouse) located on Itfaiye Street in Istanbul. This is explained in the entry for another tile with Inv. no. 961-1892. The bathhouse was built by Barbaros Hayreddin Paşa in 1540-1546 (Barbarossa died in 1546). The building was sold off in the 19th century and the remaining tiles removed and sold. The V&A has another similar tile (Accession number CIRC.30-1953). There are identical tiles in the Harvard Museums (Accession number 9.2006) and the British Museum (Accession number 1892,0613.69). The example in the British Museum is illustrated in Porter 1995 p. 105 fig 93 and Atasoy & Raby 1989 p. 134 fig. 225 (in B&W). There are also two identical tiles in the Leighton House Museum in London that are plastered into the north wall of the central hall.
References Atasoy, Nurhan; Raby, Julian (1989), Iznik: The Pottery of Ottoman Turkey, London: Alexandra Press, ISBN 978-1-85669-054-6.
Lane, Arthur (1957). "The Ottoman Pottery of Isnik". Ars Orientalis 2: 247–281. JSTOR 4629039
Porter, Venetia (1995). Islamic Tiles. London: British Museum Press, ISBN 978-0-7141-1456-9.
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current16:07, 7 February 2015Thumbnail for version as of 16:07, 7 February 20152,861 × 3,095 (1.44 MB)Aa77zz (talk | contribs)remove small faults in background
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