This finely carved terracotta tile has a pattern of hexagons, each with a six-pointed star at the centre radiating and interlacing in a complex geometric motif. The surface is covered in a rich turquoise glaze. Geometric motifs are one of the hallmarks of Islamic art. The repetitive motifs are believed to reflect the infinite nature of God.

Date/Period
Timurid period (late 14th century)
Region
West Central Asia
Dimension
Gross measurement: W: 26.1 x D: 17.3 x H: 4.0cm (w/o mount)
Accession No.
2009-01518
Material
Stone-paste
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Ceramics

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