Lot n° 12
1500 - 2000
Result with fees
: 1 560EUR
Panneau d'une frise de revêtement
Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Timurid art, late 14th - early 15th century
Siliceous ceramic decorated with colored glazes and black line, decorated with flowering stems wrapping around a golden flower, in a white elongated cartouche, on a cobalt background.
31,5 x 12 x 3 cm
This frieze tile probably comes from the Bibi Khanum mosque in Samarkand (now Uzbekistan), built between 1398 and 1405 by Timur. Extremely similar tiles of the same origin are preserved in the British Museum (Inv. OA+.10667).
The black line technique used here requires painting the designs with manganese, which prevents the colors from fusing during firing. The coating elements, in various star and polygon shapes, were then arranged harmoniously to form large, intricate patterns on the walls of monuments.
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