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Majolica tile
Syria
17th century
Glazed ceramics
cm. 31 x 31 (inc. 12,20 x 12,20)


This tile is a ceramic insert produced by cutting a slab already covered in monochrome glazing, then fired. The floral decoration has been produced in an ornate turquoise, dark blue and aubergine on a white background, counting it amongst the most famous glazed tiles of the production of the Ottoman Empire in the Syrian area and assigning it the name "Iznik, group of Damascus”.

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