Star tile with two men and birds
Object Place: N W Iran
Length: 28.5 cm (11 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Fritware, with whitened glaze, and with reduced luster decoration applied in second firing.
Not On View
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.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection