Glazed tile of rectangular form, the light and dark
blue decoration comprising an almond shaped
containing Islamic calligraphy and surrounded by
The written is a verse from the Holy Koran: "Oh
Possessor of beauty and master of men!
From your radiant face does the moon illuminate
and become illuminated
Your praise can never be given it’s due right as its
rights are infinite.
Essentially all we’re trying to say is: After God,
are the greatest".
The first major development in the art of Islamic
tile-making occurred primarily in Anatolian Seljuk
architecture. Mosques, mescits (small mosques)
minarets, were decorated with turquoise and
and reddish glazed brick to produce a variety of
geometric compositions and kufic inscriptions.
mosaic-like pieces of tile were also combined to
create certain designs. Glazed brick and tile-
similar to the decoration found on minarets, is
on the exteriors of tombs and in the interiors of
Seljuk buildings, on brick revetments covering
surfaces, on arches, vaults, walls and on other
Turkish tiles and pottery from the 14th to 19th
centuries have won worldwide acclaim due to
wide range of techniques, colour schemes and
This blue glazed tile is a perfect example of the
artistic splendor of that age.