Ceramic carved under turquoise and cobalt glazes, decorated with epigraphy, bordered in white and dark blue. Cracks.
10 x 14 cm
This type of geometric interlacing decoration is characteristic of 14th-century Central Asian architecture. It was notably used for the ornaments of the mausoleum of Bayan Quli Khan in Bukhara (1358-59) (Lentz and Lowry, Timur and the princely vision, Smithsonian, 1989, p 40-41). A panel very similar to ours was sold in London: Christie's, Islamic Art and Manuscripts, 15 October 2002, n°107. Similar panels are also in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum (inv. no. 1978:1, 2-1899).