Star tile with prince on horseback
A.D. September, 1211 (A.H. Rabi' II 608)
Abu Zayd Kashani (Persian, 1186–1219)
Object Place: Kashan, Iran
Overall: 27.5 x 26.5 x 1.5 cm (10 13/16 x 10 7/16 x 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Fritware with luster decoration on opaque white glaze
Islamic Gallery (Gallery 175)
Brown and white glazed tile with green and yellow reflections from the luster glaze. Depicts a figure on horseback, surrounded by plants, birds and animals. Inscription in Persian around edge; corner restored and broken through center.
Persian scrawled in naskh around edge includes poetry by Abu'l Faraj Runi and Abu Zaid's signature and date.
M. Bing, Paris; sold by M. Bing to Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Cambridge, MA; 1907, gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 1907)
Denman Waldo Ross Collection