Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Tile

1455 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Tile, with thuluth inscription in cobalt blue, against white foliate scrolls painted in reserve against lustre. One of a series of tiles dated 860H (1455), designed by the calligrapher Nusratuddin Muhammad for an unidentified building sponsored by the Timurid ruler Abu Sa`id (d.1469).


object details
Category
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Tile
  • Tile
Materials and Techniques
Earthenware, moulded relief with white and cobalt glaze and lustre decoration
Brief Description
Tile, with thuluth inscription in cobalt blue, against white foliate scrolls painted in reserve against lustre, Timurid Iran, 1455
Physical Description
Tile, with thuluth inscription in cobalt blue, against white foliate scrolls painted in reserve against lustre. One of a series of tiles dated 860H (1455), designed by the calligrapher Nusratuddin Muhammad for an unidentified building sponsored by the Timurid ruler Abu Sa`id (d.1469).
Dimensions
  • Height: 30cm
  • Width: 31.5cm
  • Diameter: 3.5cm
Style
Object history
Historical significance: A related tile is in the Fitzwilliam Museum (OC.173-1946) bequeathed to the collection by Oscar Raphael. See: http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/opac/search/cataloguedetail.html?&priref=77613&_function_=xslt&_limit_=10
Bibliographic References
  • Lentz, Thomas, W., Lowry, Glenn, D., Timur and the Princely Vision. Persian Art and Culture in the Fifteenth Century, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 1989. Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Arthur M. Sacker Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. from April 16- July 6, 1989 and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from August 13-November 5, 1989. ISBN 0-87474-706-6.
  • Watson, Oliver. Persian Lustre Ware. London: Faber and Faber, 1985. ISBN 0-571-13235-9. Plate 130, p. 160
Collection
Accession Number
C.26A-1983

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