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Creator Nationality: Asian; Central Asian; Timurid
Creator Dates/Places: Uzbekistan
Creator Name-CRT: Timurid
Title: Tile from a squinch
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1350
Creation End Date: 1399
Creation Date: Second half of 14th century
Creation Place: Samarqand
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Earthenware, glazed
Dimensions: 12 1/8 x 8 5/8 in. (30.8 x 21.9 cm)
Description: Often called muqarnas, or "stalactite," in Arabic, these architectural elements were used to fill squinches to provide a satisfactory transition between a square room and its domed ceiling. Muqarnas, however , were also employed as simple decorative devices to enrich the appearance of soffits, cornices, capitals of columns, and interiors of domes.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 20.120.189
Credit Line: The Grinnell Collection, Bequest of William Milne Grinnell, 1920
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.20.120.189
AMICA Library Year: 2002
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