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Tile

End of the 19th century – beginning of the 20th century

White/cream coloured paste, white slip, transparent glaze with underglaze brownish red, cobalt blue, turquoise, aubergine purple, yellow, and black, decoration. Outlines are black. There is a large Mevlevi coin at the centre. There is a black cap at the top featuring the tughra of Sultan Abdülhamit II and “el gazi” and “ya Hazret-i Mevlana” written in Arabic script. There is also the Ottoman State crest at the bottom. Star-shaped medallions hang from the crest. The top part of the tile is decorated with a draped curtain, opened to the sides, with rosette blossoms and tassels.