Star tile with two ducks in foliage

Persian
Ilkhanid
1300-1320


Object Place: Probably Kashan, N W Iran

Dimensions

Longest 20.5 cm.

Accession Number

11.39

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Tiles

An 8-pointed Kashan tile with a luster-painted inscription of verses in the border. The central star shows two ducks or geese walking from left to right, the left-hand one having incompletely emerged from the border. Plants are growing around the birds, and there is a small fishpond below.

Inscription

Persian verses, unread

Provenance

Bought by Denman Waldo Ross from Kelekian, in Cairo, for 6 pounds. Given to the MFA Mardh 2, 1911.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection