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Hexagonal tile

Persian?
Ilkhanid?
1250-1350


Object Place: Islamic World

Dimensions

Longest 11.5 cm.

Accession Number

26.232

Medium or Technique

Fritware with minai type low-temperature decoration. Overglaze Ilkhanid enamels - the Mongol successors of the earlier mina'i ware - were often dominated by a dark blue ground, and have been called lajvardina wares, after the color of lapis lazuli. The present much brighter palette may be a later taste.

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Tiles

This tile was one of many shapes making up a complex decorative pattern, and was probably made in Kashan or the Sultanabad area. The decoration of stylized vegetal forms is carried out in light blue, black, white and red.

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund