Tiles Preserved in Wall-Facing Layout

Turkiye13th Century


The tile group has survived together with its mortar bedding, thus revealing its wall facing arrangement. It is different from usual compositions of the period. Here, the square tiles placed in between the four-pointed star tiles, as seen in this arrangement, are the smallest of all tiles from this era. The four-pointed star tiles are decorated with palmette-rumi combinations in black, extending out to the arms from the centre under transparent turquoise glaze. The square tiles, on the other hand, feature scripts reading “Allah”, “Hafiz”, “Bilad”, “Dai”, “Rai” and so on as well as floral compositions of rumis and bird figures. Apart from minor details, the birds are alike with their long necks, long beaks and wings open.