Star tile with horse
A.D. 1310 (A.H. 710)
Object Place: Probably Kashan, Iran
Diameter x depth: 20.5 x 1.3 cm (8 1/16 x 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Fritware with blue and luster decoration on opaque white glaze
Not On View
Eight-pointed star tile depicting a spotted horse facing a well, seen side view against a background of stylized foliage. Tile perimeter surrounded by Persian verses in nastaliq script, in reserve against a dark ground.
Persian poem, Shaikh Majd al-Din al-Baghdadi:
"Do you know, o my admired one, why
My two opressed eyes are full of tears?
[My eyes] keep drinking from desire for your lips;
Water [falls] from the mouth of my pupils.
In the year 710"
1931, purchased by Arthur Upham Pope for the MFA. (Accession Date: September 3, 1931)
Maria Antoinette Evans Fund and funds donated by Edward Jackson Holmes