Mughal Jali-Style Terracotta Glazed Window Tile
Northern India, 19th century
height: 37.4cm (not including stand), width: 17.4cm
This elegant window tile, molded and with open-work decoration and in the shape of a
mihrab (prayer niche) is reminiscent of the sandstone jali screens employed in northern India to aid with air flow in a hot, humid climate. Probably from a mosque or some other public building.
It is covered with an opaque, olive green glaze.
The tile includes a custom-made stand.
Inventory no.: 468