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The David Collection
Hegira c. 950 / AD c. 1540
Inv.no. Isl 162
Fritware, painted in blue, turquoise, and moss green under a transparent glaze
Changes were made in the decoration on Iznik ceramics in around 1540. The very dense patterns of the Baba Nakkas and tughrakes styles were replaced by a style in which plants dominated. The palette was also expanded with moss green and manganese.
These tiles with hyacinths, tulips, and cherry branches were designed so that at least two are needed for the motif to be complete.
"Tile panel" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;dn;Mus21;34;en
MWNF Working Number: DN 34