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Ornamental Tilework with Inscription | by A.Davey
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Ornamental Tilework with Inscription

This complex and delicate section of tilework is a mosaic: each colored element is one or more separate pieces of tile. That is true also for the fine inscription, which is not painted onto a larger tile but is instead made up of myriad bits of white tile, carefully shaped and set within a blue ground. Indeed, the blue background on which the inscription rests is also a mosaic, carefully fitted around the script.

 

Kerman, Iran.

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Taken on April 16, 2010