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Gulbenkian - Panel of tiles

 

A panel of tiles from Damascus, Syria, late 16th/early 17th century - Ottoman period.  The height of civilization, and now look what it's come to!

 

 

Gulbenkian - Panel of tiles

 

A panel of tiles from Damascus, Syria, late 16th/early 17th century - Ottoman period.  The height of civilization, and now look what it's come to!

 

 

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Dec 2016, 00:19
The tiles are beautiful.

The country is a tragedy!
Tom Wilson: True on both counts, Ray.
A lovely thing!
Tom Wilson: Beautiful, isn't it?
I think is a mosaïc. Beautiful artistic work and capture
Tom Wilson: looks very much like a mosaic, but in fact it is painted tiles
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Dec 2016, 06:51
Talk about the collapse of a society Tom..
Tom Wilson: And all, ultimately, going back to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and Britain reneging on the deal worked out by Lawrence (of Arabia) and the local leaders.
My heart breaks to think how so many of these treasures are lost forever, Tom. Don't get me started....
Tom Wilson: Fortunately most of the portable stuff has long been in museums.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 19 Dec 2016, 07:20
I will try to dwell on the beauty of your post, Tom
Tom Wilson: Sound thinking, Lisl smile
Destroyed by years of greed and stupidity
Tom Wilson: Things would have been much different, had the Ottoman Empire survived.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Dec 2016, 09:28
Azulejos - I love them!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Dec 2016, 09:31
There was once a great, peaceful connection between the Orient and Occident- you should read the new novel by Mathias Enard, Boussole!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 19 Dec 2016, 09:41
J'aime bien les couleurs.
Grapes, carnations, poppies, tulips and forget me nots. Wonderful!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Dec 2016, 14:57
What a wonderful tiles. When there comes an end to civilization destruction and ignorance appear. It is a shame what happened and still is happening...
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Dec 2016, 19:21
Nothing else, but to agree with Ray.

Looking at the news yesterday. They are cleaning out various factions to different destinations, from Aleppo. Why? So that they can fight each other some more, later-on? And then the Syrian government, sort of kill a lot on all sides, helped by the Russians. They have all gone mad.
It is such a tragedy, almost beyond belief Tom.

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