Description & Technical information

A polychrome Iznik fritware tile of square form painted with cobalt blue, turquoise, and red bole on a white slip ground. Ottoman Rumi scrollwork frames Hatayi (Chinese-inspired) floral motifs, notably four stylised lotus flowers, and at the centre of the tile, a small bicoloured prunus blossom. Tiles featuring similar Rumi-Hatayi motifs dating to the second half of the 16th century can be found in the Louvre, Paris (accession nos AD5980.8 and AD27747).

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