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Star tile with birds and plant

Persian
Ilkhanid
1300-1320


Object Place: Kashan, N W Iran

Dimensions

Longest 20.5 cm.

Accession Number

17.539

Medium or Technique

Fritware, with double blue border on whitened glaze, with reduced luster decoration applied in second firing.

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Tiles

An 8-pointed medium Kashan tile with a luster-painted inscription in the border. In the central star, on either side of a large blue plant are two long-legged birds in reserve against luster surrounded by sketchy leaves and flowers.

Provenance

Lent by Dr. Denman W. Ross, Sept. 30, 1913. Given to the MFA Feb 15, 1917.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection