Star tile with vegetal and calligraphic decoration


  • Title

    Star tile with vegetal and calligraphic decoration

  • Associated place

    Kashan (place of creation)
    Imamzada Yahya (original location)
  • Date

    1262 (Muharram AH 661)
    Ilkhanid Period (1256 - 1353)
  • Material and technique

    fritware, with painting in lustre over an opaque white glaze

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    30.5 x 31.5 x 1.8 cm (height x width x depth)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Purchased, 1932.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Allan, James W., Medieval Middle Eastern Pottery (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1971), p. 37, illus. p. 36 pl. 31

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