The examples of mosaic tilework in this screen show the range of colours and the skills developed by the mid-fourteenth century C.E. One image shows tilework from the tomb of Baba Qassem while the other shows a detail of tilework from the SW eivan of the Masjed-e-Jomeh, while under reconstruction. Note the precision with which the tiles have been cut as well as the colours of the glazes
The geometry and precision involved in the design and cutting of these tiles is, even now, incredible, particularly when used to cover curved surfaces.
Last Updated December 16, 1998