Star tile with leaves and birds

Persian
Seljuk or Ilkhanid
1200-1300


Object Place: N W Iran

Dimensions

Longest 31 cm.

Accession Number

11.1267

Medium or Technique

Fritware, with whitened glaze, and with reduced luster decoration applied in second firing.

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Tiles

This large Kashan star tile has a calligraphic border in reserve (that is, scratched through the reddish luster background.) The central star shows a vine growing in wide circles, from which spring stylized leaves also in reserve. Among the leaves are some 15 birds, of very similar shape to the leaves.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection