A Museum Worthy Impressive and Rare Antique Islamic Mihrab Tile From Early Qajar / Late Zand Dynasty in 18th Century A. This Tile is Very Large and Heavy and has Super Fine Details with Beautiful Colors. It is a Very Attractive Piece of Islamic Art and a Great Example of Islamic Architecture and Master Craftsmanship. It is made of Persian Vibrant Colors Internationally renowned for their Beauty.The main color is the attractive and magical Lapis Lazuli Blue as the background with beautiful and detailed Geometrical Shapes and Persian Floral Designs all over the Tile in many colors like White, Green, Pink, Yellow, Black, and Purple. The tile is 100% Handmade and Hand Painted in 18th Century A. This amazing Tile is a Full Piece and a Complete Design which was part of a Mihrab. Mirb is a semicircular niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the qibla; that is, the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca and hence the direction that Muslims should face when praying.
The wall in which a mihrab appears is thus the "qibla wall". The word mihrab originally had a non-religious meaning and simply denoted a special room in a house; a throne room in a palace. The term was subsequently used by the Islamic prophet Muhammad to denote his own private prayer room.
The room additionally provided access to the adjacent mosque, and the Prophet would enter the mosque through this room. This original meaning of mihrab i.
As a special room in the house continues to be preserved in some forms of Judaism where mihrabs are rooms used for private worship. In the Qur'an xix. 11, the word mihrab refers to a sanctuary/place of worship. Mihrabs are a relevant part of Islamic culture and mosques. Since they are used to indicate the direction for prayer, they serve as an important focal point in the mosque.
They are usually decorated with ornamental detail that can be geometric designs, linear patterns, or calligraphy. This ornamentation also serves a religious purpose. You can Google Mihrab to know more. A large and splendid 18th Century full piece tile depicting a Mihrab; rectangular, handmade and hand-painted, finely decorated in geometrical and floral patterns, mounted in a later solid-wood frame. This is a Beautiful Ceramic Glazed Tile with Natural Colors.
It is very heavy and strong. Tilework has always been the dominant form of architectural decoration in Persia and is seen in the spectacular and colorful mosques, palaces, opulent private houses, bathhouses, bazaars and city gates that have survived from many centuries ago. These tiles are extremely valuable and collectible.Size: 23.5 x 17.75 Inches (60 x 45 CM). The Box thickness is about 2.5 inches, 6.35 CM. Condition: Good for its age. It had a crack and small chips which was professionally restored by an expert.
Please refer to pictures for condition. The item "Large Antique Islamic Art 18th Century Qajar / Zand Dynasty Ceramic Tile Mihrab" is in sale since Sunday, January 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East". The seller is "ethics-antiques" and is located in Rocklin, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.