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Tile

  • Place of origin:

    Kashan (probably, made)
    Tehran (province) (excavated)

  • Date:

    early 14th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

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

  • Museum number:

    1833-1876

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Small tile in the shape of an eight-pointed star, fritware, with moulded decoration, of two facing peacocks whose necks are interlinked and whose beaks are crossed. Their tails are splayed up behind them and meet at the top of the tile. The outlines in turquoise and cobalt blue remain, but most of the original lustre background decoration has been lost.

Place of Origin

Kashan (probably, made)
Tehran (province) (excavated)

Date

early 14th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

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

Dimensions

Length: 14.3 cm, Height: 14.1 cm, Depth: 1.6 cm

Object history note

From the ruins of Rhages.

Descriptive line

Tile, fritware, moulded, glazed and painted in turquoise, cobalt blue and lustre, from the ruins of Rhages, made in Iran (probably Kashan), early 14th century

Production Note

Inventory record

Materials

Fritware

Techniques

Painted; Glazed; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Peacocks; Stars

Categories

Ceramics; Tiles

Collection

Middle East Section

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