Star tile with bird
Object Place: N W Iran
Length: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Fritware, with blue border and a splash of turquoise, on whitened glaze, with reduced luster decoration applied in second firing.
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Inside overglaze blue borders, painted before the first firing, the star is painted in brown luster. Its points show simple designs in reserve, while the center shows a large bird with spread wings, possibly in flight.
1903, gift of George Washington Wales to the MFA. (Accession date: January 15, 1903)
Bequest of George Washington Wales