Cross-shaped tile from the Shrine of Imamzadeh Yahyah, Veramin
Place of Manufacture: Kashan, Iran (Persia)
Width point-to-point 30.8 cm (12 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Composite body (quartz, clay, and glaze frit), overglaze painted in metallic luster pigment
Islamic Gallery (Gallery 175)
Purchased at Skinner, Inc. Auctions, Sale of Asian art, Boston MA, 10/20/2001, lot no. 788, together with two other tiles. From estate of Mitchell Siporin, an American (Boston) artist, who purchased the tile in Rome in 1967 from an art/antiquities shop, Arte Persiana, and brought it home to the US after a year spent in Rome on a grant. Tile was consigned to Skinner by the late Mr. Siporin's daughter, Judith Siporin.
Keith McLeod Fund