Star tile with camel
early 14th century, probably 1310
Object Place: probably Kashan, Iran
Diam: 20.5 cm (8 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Composite body (quartz, clay, and glass frit), underglaze painted in turquoise and cobalt blue and overglaze painted in luster
Not On View
Two Persian poems, authors unknown.
"When my friend to journey intends, For me all happiness of heart ends. My heart said in envy that the xould could in excitement escape....now all thou hast..."
"O my appealing friend, thou knowest why at night [My skirt is damp] from my two eyes' tears; From desire for thy lips my eyes express Water from the mouth of the pupil of my eyes." (text in brackets reconstructed from same verse on 31.729)
Gift from the estate of Mrs. Martin Brimmer, Dec. 13, 1906
Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Martin Brimmer