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Tile

  • Place of origin:

    Kashan (made)

  • Date:

    early 13th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fritware painted in lustre over the glaze

  • Museum number:

    591-1890

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Tile of fritware, in the shape of an eight-pointed star, a corner is damaged. Decorated with a seated figure amid floral scroll-work in white on a brown lustre ground.

Place of Origin

Kashan (made)

Date

early 13th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Fritware painted in lustre over the glaze

Dimensions

Length: 13.7 cm, Height: 14.0 cm, Depth: 1.4 cm

Object history note

From the ruins of Rhages, a city destroyed in A.D. 1250.

Descriptive line

Tile, fritware painted in lustre over the glaze, from the ruins of Rhages, Iran (Kashan), early 13th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Ferrier, R. W. (ed), The Arts of Persia, Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 1989. 334p., ill. ISBN 3-8041-801-06230-8
Ch.18, pl. 5

Production Note

Register

Materials

Fritware

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Figures (representations); Floral patterns

Categories

Ceramics; Tiles

Collection

Middle East Section

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