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Donkey on a Tile

By nonur  
This was shot when visiting Karatay Museum (actually an old medresah from the Seljuk Period) once again with our guests from Istanbul. This tile is one of the most interesting one among the collection of tiles displayed in the museum. All the tiles in the collection belong to the Kubadabad summer palace of Sultan Alaeddin Keykubad of Anatolian Seljuks. (13th Century) The actual location of the palace is on the coast of Lake Beysehir. I like this tile a lot as it depicts an unusual subject and more importantly because it is not a static figure.
If intrested about tile making, plese see the versions.

Tags: Photo journalism Turkey Donkey Domestic animals Konya Selcuk tile Kubadabad Architectural piece

Voters: debu, Philip_H, vivdy and 31 more

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ColleenA Plus
7 441 6 Australia
23 Sep 2018 7:32AM
How magnificent is that...interesting info as well in the versions

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viscostatic 13 45 5 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2018 9:16AM
Thank you for the interesting information Nezih as well as the beautiful image. The colours are stunning.

mistere Plus
6 4 3 England
23 Sep 2018 9:51AM
Quite remarkable, given the age of the tile, excellent set Nezih. Very informative.

23 Sep 2018 10:05AM
naive art coupled with sophisticated techniques
great shot and info
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 161 16 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2018 10:41AM
What a great looking tile NezihSmileSmile

bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
23 Sep 2018 11:24AM
Great Information and art
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2018 12:16PM
Fascinating and beautiful tile, and thanks for the narrative Nezih.
23 Sep 2018 12:55PM
Great image & information, Nezih
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
23 Sep 2018 5:26PM
I like the tiles that tell a story-- This one is unusual and especially nice to see! That rich blue is VERY appealing!
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
23 Sep 2018 9:08PM
Very interesting Nezih.
Irishkate Plus
9 41 116 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2018 12:21AM
A very beautiful tile in your lead with a full lesson on the many techniques in tile making.
It would be great to see the tiles being made at various stages.
24 Sep 2018 12:47PM
Excellent Nezih, very interesting,
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2018 1:39PM
A terrific find, tile and capture
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2018 3:21PM
Great find nicely captured.
26 Sep 2018 12:30AM
To see hundreds of vivid tiles in a story telling fashion like this would be most imoressive Nezih.... thx for sharing this and the write up

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