Ottoman Art Tiles

Minel Çini
63 Pinler185 Takipçi
AN IZNIK POLYCHROME TILE, TURKEY, CIRCA 1580

AN IZNIK POLYCHROME TILE, TURKEY, CIRCA 1580

tile; Ottoman dynasty; 1520; Iznik

tile; Ottoman dynasty; 1520; Iznik

Decorative Tile in Rustem Pasha Mosque, Istanbul

Decorative Tile in Rustem Pasha Mosque, Istanbul

The so-called chintamani design is one of the most recognisable Ottoman decorative motifs comprised of paired wavy lines or tiger stripes, based on the depiction of the tiger skin coat worn by the Iranian hero Rustam, while the three balls motif may have had apotropaic associations among Turkic peoples, warding off evil by reflecting it back at the perpetrator.

Tile

The so-called chintamani design is one of the most recognisable Ottoman decorative motifs comprised of paired wavy lines or tiger stripes, based on the depiction of the tiger skin coat worn by the Iranian hero Rustam, while the three balls motif may have had apotropaic associations among Turkic peoples, warding off evil by reflecting it back at the perpetrator.

Tile | Made in Iznik, Turkey, 1550-1600 | Materials: fritware, polychrome underglaze painted, glazed | Tile of fritware painted in underglaze colours. Decorated with interlacing arabesques in turquoise-blue and white, outlined in olive-green on a dark blue ground | VA Museum, London

Tile

Tile | Made in Iznik, Turkey, 1550-1600 | Materials: fritware, polychrome underglaze painted, glazed | Tile of fritware painted in underglaze colours. Decorated with interlacing arabesques in turquoise-blue and white, outlined in olive-green on a dark blue ground | VA Museum, London

An Iznik Polychrome tile, Turkey, circa 1575

An Iznik Polychrome tile, Turkey, circa 1575

Panel of hexagonal tiles, 1550-1600, Museum numbers 908A to F-1894. © Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Panel of hexagonal tiles, 1550-1600, Museum numbers 908A to F-1894. © Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Detail of Islamic Tile with Floral Design from Damascus, Syria

Detail of Islamic Tile with Floral Design from Damascus, Syria

Pinterest
Ara