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Star tile with birds and cypress

Persian
Ilkhanid
1290-1330


Object Place: N W Iran

Dimensions

Length 16.5 cm.

Accession Number

08.393

Medium or Technique

Fritware, with blue borders and splashes of turquoise on whitened glaze, with reduced luster decoration applied in second firing.

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Classifications

Tiles

Inside blue borders, painted before the first firing, the star is painted in brown luster. Its points show a simple vegetal design in reserve, while the center shows two birds perched each side of a cypress tree on a small hillock.

Credit Line

Bequest from Charles Henry Parker