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Ifferent colours—white, yellow, blue, green, brown, etc. Mr. Lynch's specimen presented a yellow shield, charged with an heraldic bend, bearing the inscription above stated.mr. Cuming further remarked:—" the tile now under consideration offers some curious points for comparison with those manufactured by christian artificers. We find the encaustic tiles of the fifteenth century bearing shields charged with the sacred monogram of IHC precisely in the way the morisco tile is charged with the citation from the koran. Another point of interest to observe is, that the morisco-spanish tiles were, in all probability, the archetype of the rich polychromic tiles first manufactored in flanders, in the sixteenth century. The bright intertwined arabesque pattern, on a deep blue, or green field, is to be found on the earliest examples of these ' gaily tiles', as they were formerly called. (mr. C. Produced a specimen of one of these tiles, which evidently manifested the influence of saracenic taste in its design. moncler clothing The field was deep blue, the moncler arabesques white, and it bore on it two representations of yellow fruit, with crimson crowns and calyxes, and moncler jackets yellow and crimson leaves, which it is not impossible may have been intended by the painter for pomegranates, the badge of granada. It was found in making an excavation in wood-street, cheapside, in 1848)." if we look upon the alhambra tile as a whole, we may perceive the influence which one hostile creed had upon the arts of the other. The moslem and the christian, ever at deadly antagonism, did not disdain to profit by each other's ideas. The follower of el-islam adopted the christian shield, with its heraldic bend, but stamped on it the precept of his prophet. The christian caught the idea, and not only placed the sacred monogram within an escutcheon, but emblazoned it with the emblems of the passion of his saviour; and covered the moncler outlet walls and floors of his edifices with the rich and beautiful arabesque ornamentations, moncler jacket designed by his bitterest foe." the love for richly-decorated glazed tiles has existed for ages in the east. They are extensively employed in china, both moncler jacket sale as coverings for the roofs of buildings, and as ornamental copings to walls, etc. Green is the most usual tint met with, but the imperial palaces and temples of confucius are adorned with yellow tiles, denominated hwang-wa. The celebrated ' porcelain tower', at nankin, receives its title from being covered with glazed tiles, which are of a green, yellow, and red colour. This temple was erected in the reign of suen-tsong, fifth monarch of the ming dynasty, in the year 1432."
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