Star tile with birds and cypress
Object Place: N W Iran
Length 16.5 cm.
Medium or Technique
Fritware, with blue borders and splashes of turquoise on whitened glaze, with reduced luster decoration applied in second firing.
Not On View
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.
Bequest from Charles Henry Parker