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Star tile with bird

Persian
Ilkhanid
1290-1330


Object Place: N W Iran

Dimensions

Length: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.167

Medium or Technique

Fritware, with blue border and a splash of turquoise, on whitened glaze, with reduced luster decoration applied in second firing.

Not On View

Classifications

Tiles

Inside overglaze blue borders, painted before the first firing, the star is painted in brown luster. Its points show simple designs in reserve, while the center shows a large bird with spread wings, possibly in flight.

Provenance

1903, gift of George Washington Wales to the MFA. (Accession date: January 15, 1903)

Credit Line

Bequest of George Washington Wales