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Iznik Tile Patterns Both the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace have beautiful blue-and-white Iznik tiles, but the very most beautiful ones were in the Rustem Pasa Mosque in Istanbul, near the Spice Bazaar. It was a bit hidden away on a second floor, but a wonderful find when we finally manged to get there.

Iznik Tile Patterns Both the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace have beautiful blue-and-white Iznik tiles, but the very most beautiful ones were in the Rustem Pasa Mosque in Istanbul, near the Spice Bazaar. It was a bit hidden away on a second floor, but a wonderful find when we finally manged to get there.

Iznik Tiles, showing the famous "tomato red," from the tomb of Sultan Mehmet III

Iznik Tiles, showing the famous "tomato red," from the tomb of Sultan Mehmet III

Tile panel with wavy-vine design, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), 16th–17th century Syria, probably Damascus Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze H. 22 in. (55.9 cm), W. 33 in. (83.8 cm)

Tile panel with wavy-vine design, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), 16th–17th century Syria, probably Damascus Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze H. 22 in. (55.9 cm), W. 33 in. (83.8 cm)

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