Star tile with two men and birds

Persian
Seljuk
1210


Object Place: N W Iran

Dimensions

Length: 28.5 cm (11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

07.670

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Tiles

A large Kashan star tile in the fully developed “Kashan style” painted in a red-brown luster. Inside the calligraphic border, probably of poetry, the tile shows two men in elaborate robes, apparently in consultation - since the painter, Abu Zaid, has placed their heads close together. Their faces, in reserve, stand out, as do the many white birds surrounding them in comparison to the rest of the densely decorated surface.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection