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Iznik Tile: Guide to Iznik Tile of the Eyup Mosque

Often tiles are identifiable. They can be linked by design to Shrines and Mosques. The tile to the right appears to be related to the tiles of the Eyup Shrine and Mosque. The Eyup was the first Mosque built in Istanbul after the Moslems took Istanbul.

Iznik Tile: Guide to Iznik Tile of the Eyup Mosque

View of the interior of the Eyub Mosque from http://rubens.anu.edu.au (ArtServe)

Eyup Mosque Iznik Polychrome Tile C 1580 Lot 52 Oct 03

An Eyup Mosque Iznik Polychrome Tile C 1580 Lot 169 Apr 06

An Eyup Mosque Iznik Polychrome Tile C 1580 Lot 112 Apr 04

Eyup Mosque Iznik Polychrome Tiles C 1580 Lot 195 Oct 04

This tile is part of a group that was intended for the mosque and turbe complex at Eyup in Istanbul. There are a number of similar examples to be found in public and private collections: a large panel from the baths at Eyup in the Victoria and Albert Museum; two panels of eight in the Louvre; a panel of ten in the Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (L'Art de l'Orient Islamique, Collection de la Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, 1963, no.66); a panel of four in the David Collection, Copenhagen (Atasoy & Raby 1989, no.477); and others in the Ashmolean Museum, the Rijksmuseum, the Cinili Kosk in Istanbul and the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo. A panel of eight sold in these rooms, 11th October 1996, lot 29. Lot 52 Oct 03

An Eyup Mosque Iznik Polychrome Tile C 1580 Lot 169

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