Star tile with seated figure

Persian
Ilkhanid
1260-1320


Object Place: N W Iran

Dimensions

Longest 15.5 cm.

Accession Number

17.498

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Tiles

The tile shows a seated figure, in a spotted robe and wearing eyeglasses, in reserve against the light brown luster ground. Similar, but six-pointed, small tiles were producedaround 1200, very early in Kashan production. Tiles like this one appears to be in a revival of this Monumental style.

Provenance

Lent by Denman W. Ross, June 14, 1912

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection