Star tile with camel

Persian
Ilkhanid
1305 (705 A.H.)


Object Place: Probably Kashan, N W Iran

Dimensions

Longest 20.5 cm.

Accession Number

31.730

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Tiles

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.

Inscription

Persian poetry, unread. Dated 705 Higri

Provenance

By 1931, purchased by Arthur Upham Pope for the MFA. (Accession Date: September 3, 1931)

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund and funds donated by Edward Jackson Holmes