Star tile with two figures and birds

Persian
Seljuk
February 1208


Object Place: N W Iran

Dimensions

Length 32 cm.

Accession Number

11.40

Medium or Technique

Fritware, with whitened glaze, with on which the decoration is in luster pigment reduced in a second firing.

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Tiles

A large Kashan star tile in the fully developed “Kashan style” painted in brown luster. Inside the calligraphic border, probably of poetry, the tile shows two figures in elaborate robes, surrounded by birds. The blob that fell somehow on the tile has been “transformed” into a bird. The ground of the design is decorated with small spirals, both painted and scratched in reserve.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection