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Iznik Tile

Iznik Tile, Rustem Pasha Mosque, Istanbul Go to the website to see many more photos of the mosque and its beautiful tiles.

Three Tiles | Origin: Turkey, Iznik | Period: last quarter 16th century | Collection: The Edwin Binney, 3rd, Collection of Turkish Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (M.85.237.84a-c) | Type: Ceramic; Architectural element, Fritware, underglaze painted, Each tile: 4 x 4 in. (10.2 x 10.2 cm)

Three tiles ( Turkey, Iznik, last quarter of century ). Image and text courtesy LACMA

Quetzalcóatl, means (from Nahuatl quetzalli, “tail feather of the quetzal bird [Pharomachrus mocinno],” and coatl, “snake”), Feathered Serpent.

Quetzalcoatl is sometimes shown as a man or a plumed serpent dragon.


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