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Dar Anahita Çintamani: Çintamani is an Ottoman decorative motif that appears in textiles and tiles. It can be composed of a group of three circles arranged in a triangle. Or it can be a pair of wavy lines. Further, the circle, which often contains a dot, can transition into what appears to be a crescent with the tips of the horns touching, or nearly so. In Ottoman art, and especially in textiles, the spots and stripes are decorative patterns which can be used individually, in combination…

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Egypt or Syria. A stone paste tile, the interesting design, painted in underglaze black and cobalt-blue on a white ground, is vigorously and freely drawn. The branch with its attendant leaves wrap around a central design depicting abstract plants. In between the foliage, are small precise fish-scale motifs in cobalt-blue. First half of the 15th century