Star tile with leaves and birds
Seljuk or Ilkhanid
Object Place: N W Iran
Longest 33 cm.
Medium or Technique
Fritware, with whitened glaze, and with reduced luster decoration applied in second firing.
Not On View
The tile has a calligraphic border in reserve (that is, scratched through the reddish luster background.) The central star shows a vine growing in wide circles, from which spring stylized leaves also in reserve. Among the leaves are some 15 birds, of very similar shape to the leaves.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection