Star tile with duck
Object Place: N W Iran
Length: 19.5 cm (7 11/16 in.)
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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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.
Bequest of George Washington Wales