Star tile with two figures and birds
Object Place: N W Iran
Length 32 cm.
Medium or Technique
Fritware, with whitened glaze, with on which the decoration is in luster pigment reduced in a second firing.
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A large Kashan star tile in the fully developed “Kashan style” painted in brown luster. Inside the calligraphic border, probably of poetry, the tile shows two figures in elaborate robes, surrounded by birds. The blob that fell somehow on the tile has been “transformed” into a bird. The ground of the design is decorated with small spirals, both painted and scratched in reserve.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection