Star tile with vegetal and calligraphic decorationOn display
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Star tile with vegetal and calligraphic decoration
Datelate 13th century - early 14th century
Ilkhanid Period (1256 - 1353)
Material and technique
fritware, with painting in blue and overglaze painting in lustre
Dimensions20.4 x 20.4 x 1.4 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationFirst floor | Gallery 31 | Islamic Middle East
Glossary of terms
Ceramic material composed of ground quartz and small quantities of clay and finely ground frit (frit is obtained by pouring molten glass into water).
Metallic sheen obtained by applying a mixture of metallic oxides onto an already glazed ceramic that is refired at a reduced atmosphere.