Tile Panel Depicting the Gateway to Paradise
Object Place: Syria
Overall: 67 x 70.2 x 4.1 cm (26 3/8 x 27 5/8 x 1 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Fritware with polychrome decoration under transparent glaze Composite body (quartz, clay and glaze frit).
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Nine-tile panel depicting a three-arched gateway. The trees under the left and right arches include cypresses and date palms. Above Arabic inscriptions read: “Allah,” “Muhammad,” and the names of the first four caliphs.
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 Bakr, Umar, Uthman, and Ali.
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)
Gift of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren