Lot n° 38
300 - 500
Result with fees
QUATRE CARREAUX DE REVÊTEMENT GHAZNÉVIDES
AFGHANISTAN, late 12th CENTURY
Square-shaped, with figurative decoration of animals in relief in a beaded frame, molded under a mustard or bottle-green glaze.
Widths: 13, 12, 11.5 and 10 cm.
Private collection in Paris (Acquired during a trip organized in March 1975 for the Friends of the Louvre).
These tiles belong to a series found in Ghazni, the capital of the Ghaznevid dynasty (977-1186), in a house destroyed during the Mongol invasion of 1221. Most of the tiles in the series are square, some are polygonal, relief-molded with animals, plants or sometimes inscriptions. Although these tiles are unique in style, their decoration shows affinities with classic pre-Islamic Iranian motifs, such as "beaded" borders and animals in profile within a frame. (Millner, Arthur. Indian Tiles: Architectural Ceramics from Sultanate and Mughal India and Pakistan. Munich: Prestel, 2021. p. 236, cat. 2, ill.).
Wear, minor accidents and glaze skip.
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