Star tile with Shahnama imagery

Persian
Seljuk
early 13th century


Object Place: probably Kashan, Iran

Dimensions

Overall: 27 x 22.5 x 2 cm (10 5/8 x 8 7/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.495

Medium or Technique

Fritware with polychrome and luster decoration on opaque white glaze

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Tiles

Inscription

Inscribed in Persian in band across top of tile: Raftan-i Iranian az dez-i Forud (The Iranians leaving Forud's fortress)

Provenance

1931, sold by H. & H. Stora, Paris and New York, to the MFA for $1,200. (Accession Date: July 16, 1931)

Credit Line

Julia Knight Fox Fund