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Title: Tile with a Diagrammatic View of the Holy Sanctuary at Mecca
Date: dated AH 1007 (AD 1659–70)
Location: Iznik, Turkey
Materials: stonepaste, decorated underglaze in cobalt and turquoise blue, black and bole red
Dimensions: 28 x 28cm
Accession Number: POT 1955
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.