Star tile with eight figures

Persian
Seljuk
1200-1220


Object Place: N W Iran

Dimensions

Length 31 cm.

Accession Number

09.610

Medium or Technique

Fritware, with reduced luster decoration on a whitened glaze, given a second firing in a reducing atmosphere.

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Tiles

A large Kashan star tile, with a border inscription and field in brown luster. The central portion, painted in reserve, shows four figures in a line above an elaborate duckpond. Behind the group is another smaller group of four. Costumes are elaborately decorated with painted lines while the luster field is broken up by scratching through the pigment.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection