Lot n° 15
1400 - 1800
Result with fees
: 2 860EUR
Carreau aux deux aiguières
Syria, Damascus, Mamluk art, ca. 1420-1450
Square facing tile with underglaze manganese and blue painted decoration, decorated with two ewers on high pedestals among blue foliage stems. The upper part of the ewers is not visible. Condition: part repainted on the upper rim and in the lower left corner.
H. 21 cm ; L. 21 cm ; Thickness : 2,5 cm
Collection of the Ambassador B.
There are several tiles from the Mamluk period decorated with one or two ewers. A tile painted in manganese and blue with the same decoration of two ewers is kept in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (inv. 400-1898). See also Simon Ray, Gopis, Goddesses and Demons, London, 2000, cat. 5, p. 12. The same motif is also found on hexagonal tiles in the Ghars al-Din al-Khalil al-Tawrizi Mosque in Damascus. See the article by John Carswell, "Six Tiles," Islamic Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ed. Richard Ettinghausen, 1972, pp. 99-123. Expert L.S.
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