Star tile with gazelle

Persian
Ilkhanid
1260-1280


Object Place: Kashan, Iran

Dimensions

Diam: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

09.317

Medium or Technique

Fritware, with whitened glaze, painted in luster pigment reduced in a second firing.

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Tiles

A medium sized Kashan star tile painted in red-brown luster with a calligraphic poetry border and central scene of a gazelle in a field of large stylized flowers with a small fishpond below - all of these main elements in reserve. The white, reserved areas are painted with details and the luster areas scratched to create texture - as is typical in the fully developed Kashan style.

Inscription

Persian verses, unread

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection. Given to the MFA Aug. 26, 1909

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection