"Mihrab" Plaque

Walters Art Museum

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Decorated with various shades of blue, gold, and dark brown, this rectangular lusterware was designed in the shape of a mihrab. A typical example of mihrab plaques made during the 13th century, such ceramics were often enlisted for memorial and commemorative functions. Plaques would be placed in shrines and mausoleums as well as on cenotaphs and tombstones to honor the departed.

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