Star tile with duck

Persian
Ilkhanid
1260-1300


Object Place: N W Iran

Dimensions

Length: 19.5 cm (7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.168

Medium or Technique

Fritware, with elaborate blue border frame on whitened glaze, with central brown luster decoration applied in second firing.

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Tiles

This tile is unusual in design, having an octagon within the central eight-pointed star, and within that a duck or goose in reserve, surrounded by plant forms. All areas of the tile receive some geometric or naturalistic treatment.

Credit Line

Bequest of George Washington Wales