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Inscribed Tile Fragment

Arts of the Islamic World

On View: Arts of the Islamic World, 2nd floor
MEDIUM Ceramic; fritware, painted in cobalt blue, turquoise, and luster on an opaque white glaze
DATES late 13th century
PERIOD Ilkhanid
DIMENSIONS 5 3/16 x 7/8 x 7 1/2 in. (13.2 x 2.2 x 19 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS In Arabic, painted from top left-to-right, "اعناق الذین کفروا هل یجزون إلا ما کانوا یعملون” [part of Qur’an 34:33, Sura Saba`], from middle left-to-right, “اللهو” [part of Qur’an 62:11, Sura al-Jumu`eh], from bottom left-to-right, "قل ان الله بعباده لخبیرثم اورثنا الکتا [part of Qur’an 35:31-32, Sura Fater]. Inscription read by Abdullah Ghouchani
CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
PROVENANCE Prior to 1933, provenance not yet documented; before 1933, acquired from an unidentified source by the Brooklyn Museum, acquisition method not documented.
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MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Arts of the Islamic World, 2nd floor
CAPTION Inscribed Tile Fragment, late 13th century. Ceramic; fritware, painted in cobalt blue, turquoise, and luster on an opaque white glaze, 5 3/16 x 7/8 x 7 1/2 in. (13.2 x 2.2 x 19 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, 35.886. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 35.886_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 35.886_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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