Partial mihrab tile or tombstone.
Object Place: Islamic World
Longest 18 cm.
Medium or Technique
Fritware, with whitened glaze, painted with luster pigment, reduced in second firing.
Not On View
The top half of what may be a tombstone or a mihrab tile, perhaps from a shrine or house. It is painted in a yellow-olive luster with calligraphic inscriptions, both in the wide borders and in the central portion, which is crowned by an arch in the spandrels of which are simple stylized vegetal designs.
John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund