Star tile with cow and tree

Persian
Ilkhanid
686 AH or 1287–88


Object Place: Islamic World

Dimensions

Length 20.5 cm.

Accession Number

11.2803

Medium or Technique

Fritware, with blue borders and tree painted on whitened glaze, and with reduced luster decoration and calligraphy applied in a second firing.

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Tiles

Inside the probably poetic inscription of this 8-pointed Kashan tile the brown luster background shows off a spirited plump cow (or bull) running behind a tree and surrounded by other leafy forms - all in reserved white.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection