Star tile with camel
1305 (705 A.H.)
Object Place: Probably Kashan, N W Iran
Longest 20.5 cm.
Medium or Technique
Fritware, with blue border on whitened glaze, with reduced luster decoration applied in second firing.
Not On View
A medium 8-pointed Kashan tile, painted overglaze with a blue border containing verses of poetry in reserve. The inner star was later painted in brown luster with a saddled camel surrounded by foliage, all in reserve.
Persian poetry, unread. Dated 705 Higri
By 1931, purchased by Arthur Upham Pope for the MFA. (Accession Date: September 3, 1931)
Maria Antoinette Evans Fund and funds donated by Edward Jackson Holmes