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Star tile with paired birds and cypress

Persian
Ilkhanid
1260-1300


Object Place: N W Iran

Dimensions

Longest 15.5 cm.

Accession Number

17.540

Medium or Technique

Pinkish fritware, with blue border and cypress painted on whitened glaze, and with reduced luster decoration applied in second firing.

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Tiles

A medium sized Kashan star tile painted in a chocolate colored luster, with two paired but individually posed doves in reserve on either side of a simplified cypress tree. The birds are surrounded by leaf forms.

Provenance

Lent by Dr. Denman W. Ross, Sept. 30, 1913. Made a gift 2/15/1917

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection