Star tile with bouquet and fish

Persian
Ilkhanid (Mongol)
1260-1300


Object Place: Kashan, N W Iran

Dimensions

Length 20.5 cm.

Accession Number

08.295

Medium or Technique

Fritware with whitened glaze and with reduced luster decoration applied in second firing.

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Tiles

The tile has a plain border on which is painted an inscription, probably of poetic verses. The inner star-shaped field is well painted with a large bouquet of flowers and leaves in reserve, with an area for two fish at the bottom.

Inscription

Persian poetry, unread

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection. Given to the MFA June 11, 1908

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection