Tile panel

late 16th century

Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design

Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design

Following the example of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Damascus Room,” Doris Duke installed this tile panel in the niche (masabb) of the small Syrian Room. In the historic house in Damascus, the rear wall of the niche would have been embellished with a stone mosaic panel or a painted wooden panel (see examples in Scharrahs 2013)

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  • Title: Tile panel
  • Date Created: late 16th century
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 21 1/4 x 32 3/8 in. (54 x 82.2cm) Other (each tile): 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (26.7 x 26.7cm)
  • Type: Ceramics
  • External Link: View on the Shangri La Website
  • Medium: Stonepaste, underglaze-painted
  • Period: Ottoman
  • On View: Syrian Room
  • Object Number: 48.41a-b
  • Culture: Syria (Damascus)


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