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Star tile with man in garden

Persian
Ilkhanid
1260-1300


Object Place: Kashan, N W Iran

Dimensions

Longest 20.5 cm.

Accession Number

31.731

Medium or Technique

Fritware, with wide blue inscribed border on whitened glaze, and with reduced brown luster decoration applied in a second firing.

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Tiles

The blue border of this Kashan tile bears a stylish but probably unreadable inscription in reserve. Within the central star, a man in a robe is shown reclining and surrounded by flowering plants.

Inscription

Band of inscription around edge of tile.

Provenance

By 1931, purchased by Arthur Upham Pope for the MFA. (Accession Date: September 3, 1931)

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund and funds donated by Edward Jackson Holmes