Seljuq / Tile assemblage / first half of 13th centurySeljuq
Tile assemblage
first half of 13th century

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Anatolian; Seljuk
Creator Dates/Places: Anatolia
Creator Name-CRT: Seljuq
Title: Tile assemblage
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1200
Creation End Date: 1250
Creation Date: first half of 13th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Composite body, overglaze-painted
Dimensions: Max. Diam. 9 3/16 in. (23.3 cm)
Description: This composite tile formed by smaller elements to create a hexagon probably originates from the palace of cAla? al-Din Kay-Qubadh (r. 1220?37) in Konya, Central Anatolia, where tile production may have been accomplished with the help of migrant craftsmen, explaining why the overglaze-painted technique was so widespread.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 1976.245
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jack A. Josephson, 1976
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.1976.245
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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