AN IZNIK POLYCHROME POTTERY TILE WITH INTERLACING SPLIT-PALMETTES AND LOTUS BLOSSOMS, TURKEY, CIRCA 1570
square form, fritware decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, emerald green, turquoise and bole red, outlined in black, with stylised split-leaf palmettes surrounded by spiralling tendrils issuing interlocking saz leaves, stylised flowerheads and composite lotus blossoms
24.4 by 24.5cm.
Intact, some small surface nicks and pitting notably to red-bole with associated retouching and overpainting, edges with some abrasion, also some repainting to surface whites and blues, as viewed.
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A panel composed of four related tiles is held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, inv.no. 988-1884. A further comparable tile is in the Ömer Koç collection (Bilgi 2015, pp.222-3, no.77).