Star tile with prince on horseback

Persian
Seljuk
A.D. September, 1211 (A.H. Rabi' II 608)
Abu Zayd Kashani (Persian, 1186–1219)


Object Place: Kashan, Iran

Dimensions

Overall: 27.5 x 26.5 x 1.5 cm (10 13/16 x 10 7/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

07.903

Medium or Technique

Fritware with luster decoration on opaque white glaze

On View

Islamic Gallery (Gallery 175)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Tiles

Brown and white glazed tile with green and yellow reflections from the luster glaze. Depicts a figure on horseback, surrounded by plants, birds and animals. Inscription in Persian around edge; corner restored and broken through center.

Inscription

Persian scrawled in naskh around edge includes poetry by Abu'l Faraj Runi and Abu Zaid's signature and date.

Provenance

M. Bing, Paris; sold by M. Bing to Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Cambridge, MA; 1907, gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 1907)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection