Cross-shaped tile from the Shrine of Imamzadeh Yahyah, Veramin

Persian
Ilkhanid (Mongol)
1261–63


Place of Manufacture: Kashan, Iran (Persia)

Dimensions

Width point-to-point 30.8 cm (12 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2001.683

Medium or Technique

Composite body (quartz, clay, and glaze frit), overglaze painted in metallic luster pigment

On View

Islamic Gallery (Gallery 175)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Tiles

Inscription

Koran verses

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Keith McLeod Fund