Star tile from the shrine of Imamzada Yahyah

Persian
Ilkhanid
1261–63


Object Place: Veramin, Iran

Dimensions

Diam: 30.5 cm (12 in.)

Accession Number

07.668

Medium or Technique

Composite body (quartz, clay, and glaze frit),glazed in opaque white and overglaze painted in luster

On View

Islamic Gallery (Gallery 175)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Tiles

Inscription

Around border in naskh script: Koran verses, commencing with chapter 112, al-Ikhlas.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; purchased by Ross from Dikran G. Kelekian, Paris, together with two other tiles (07.669; 07.670) for 3000 francs.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection