Tile with a Diagrammatic View of the Holy Sanctuary at Mecca

stonepaste, decorated underglaze in cobalt and turquoise blue, black and bole red

28 x 28cm
 

The small panel along the lower edge of the tile is inscribed with the name of its owner, Etmekçi-zade Mehmed Pasha. An identical tile bearing the same name can be seen on the exterior of the Rüstem Pasha mosque in Istanbul.