Star tile with camel

Persian
Ilkhanid (Mongol)
early 14th century, probably 1310


Object Place: probably Kashan, Iran

Dimensions

Diam: 20.5 cm (8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

06.1896

Medium or Technique

Composite body (quartz, clay, and glass frit), underglaze painted in turquoise and cobalt blue and overglaze painted in luster

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Tiles

Inscription

Two Persian poems, authors unknown.
"When my friend to journey intends, For me all happiness of heart ends. My heart said in envy that the xould could in excitement escape....now all thou hast..."
"O my appealing friend, thou knowest why at night [My skirt is damp] from my two eyes' tears; From desire for thy lips my eyes express Water from the mouth of the pupil of my eyes." (text in brackets reconstructed from same verse on 31.729)

Provenance

Gift from the estate of Mrs. Martin Brimmer, Dec. 13, 1906

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Martin Brimmer