Example 25: Persian mosaic, decorative

[Note: This example illustrates CCO creator display option 2 for unknown creators (CCO page 92). In this example, the “Culture” field is used for the primary identification of an unknown creator. It is linked to a Concept Authority record for Persian.]

Work Record
Class [controlled]: • decorative arts  • Islamic art  • murals
*Work Type [link]: • mosaic
*Title: Tile Mosaic Panel
*Creator Display: Persian
*Role [link]: artist  [link]: Persian
*Creation Date: 16th century  [controlled]: • Earliest: 1500  • Latest: 1599
*Subject [links]: • interior architecture  • star medallions  • palmettes  • vases
Style [link]: Safavid dynasty
Culture [link]: Persian
*Current Location [link]: Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)  • ID: 1931-76-1
Creation Location [link]: Esfahan (Persia)
*Measurements: 106.68 cm height (42 inches)
[controlled]  Value: 106.68 Unit: cm Type: height
*Materials and Techniques:  glazed pottery
Material [links]: • terracotta  Technique [links]: • glazing
Description: Created during the reign of the Safavid court at Esfahan in Persia. The panel may have come from a monastery of the Sufi branch of Islam. Glazed turquoise, cobalt blue, beige, white, and black colors form a pattern dominated by star medallions and floral palmettes in vases.
Description Source [link]: Philadelphia Museum of Art. Handbook of the Collections. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1986.  Page: 64

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