Tile (Ottoman Empire (present day Syria)), late 16th–early 17th century
This is a tile. It is dated late 16th–early 17th century and we acquired it in 1951. Its medium is tin-glazed earthenware, underglaze decoration. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
De Forest collected tiles on his travels in the Middle East, following Frederic Church’s example. This tile represents the type de Forest sent home for interior decoration projects—often for fireplace surrounds. Church used his own tiles to decorate a fireplace surround at Olana that featured a carved wood mantel from de Forest’s Ahmedabad studio.
This object was
Mrs. Russell C. Veit.
It is credited
Gift of Mrs. Russell C. Veit.
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Its dimensions are
26.8 x 25.9 x 2.5 cm (10 9/16 x 10 3/16 x 1 in. )
Cite this object as
Tile (Ottoman Empire (present day Syria)), late 16th–early 17th century; tin-glazed earthenware, underglaze decoration; 26.8 x 25.9 x 2.5 cm (10 9/16 x 10 3/16 x 1 in. ); Gift of Mrs. Russell C. Veit; 1951-66-9
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church.