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Tile Panel Depicting the Gateway to Paradise

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Inscription

The inscription under the central arch declares, "Glory to God," and, at top and bottom, names God, the Prophet Muhammad, and the first four caliphs: Abu Bkr, Umar, Uthman, and Ali.

Provenance

1876, purchased at the Centennial Exposition (Egypt Exhibit), Philadelphia, by Mrs. Samuel D. (Susan Cornelia Clark) Warren (b. 1825 - d. 1901), Boston; 1890, gift of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 4, 1890)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren

Syrian, Ottoman, about 1600

Object Place

Syria

Dimensions

Overall: 71.8 x 70.2 cm (28 1/4 x 27 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

90.162

Medium or Technique

Colors on white slip on white silicaceous ceramic body, covered with clear glaze. Composite body (quartz, clay and glaze frit).

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ceramics