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  • Place of origin:

    Kashan (probably, made)

  • Date:

    early 14th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware, moulded, glazed and painted in cobalt blue and lustre

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 26, shelf 8, box 8

Physical description

Long rectangular tile, fritware, decorated with a moulded inscription (probably from the Qur'an), painted in cobalt blue and outlined in lustre. The style of the script is Kufic rather than cursive. The background is painted in golden-brown lustre, with a decoration left in reserve of large spiral scrolls with small leaves. There is a narrow projecting border at the upper and lower edges of the tile, painted with a key pattern in lustre on a white ground.

Place of Origin

Kashan (probably, made)


early 14th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Fritware, moulded, glazed and painted in cobalt blue and lustre


Height: 12.1 cm, Width: 38.4 cm, Depth: 2.8 cm

Descriptive line

Tile, fritware, moulded, glazed and painted in cobalt blue and lustre, Iran (probably Kashan), early 14th century

Production Note

Inventory record




Painted; Glazed; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Key pattern; Scrolling foliage


Ceramics; Islam; Tiles


Middle East Section

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