About this artwork
Bands of inscription adorn monuments throughout the Islamic world. This tile was previously part of longer architectural panel containing pious inscriptions, undoubtedly attached to a religious monument. The script used here, thuluth, is known for its elongated horizontal extensions at the ends of letters. The thuluth script first emerged in the 11th century and has remained one of the most popular forms of calligraphy.
- Fritware with moulded decoration, painted in blue under an opaque turquoise glaze
- 19.4 × 35.8 × 3.7 cm (7 5/8 × 14 1/8 × 1 7/16 in.)
- Mary Jane Gunsaulus Collection