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This composite tile formed by smaller elements to create a hexagon probably originates from the palace of cAla? al-Din Kay-Qubadh (r. 1220?37) in Konya, Central Anatolia, where tile production may have been accomplished with the help of migrant craftsmen, explaining why the overglaze-painted technique was so widespread.
Asian; Anatolian; Seljuk
first half of 13th century
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Composite body, overglaze-painted
Max. Diam. 9 3/16 in. (23.3 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, New York
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jack A. Josephson, 1976
Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
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