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Star-Shaped Tile

Object Name:
Star-shaped tile
Date:
dated A.H. 661/A.D. 1262–63
Geography:
Iran, Varamin
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stonepaste; luster-painted on opaque white glaze
Dimensions:
Max. H. (point to point) 12 9/16 in. (31.9 cm) W. 11/16 in. (1.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Tiles
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.100
Not on view
Inscription: The inscription contained in the border of the tile is written in Arabic naskh. They are suras from Qur'an 1:1-7, 112:1-4, followed by the date ("in a month of the year one and sixty and six hundred (A.D.1262-63)") Note that word mah for "month" is in Persian while rest of the date is in Arabic.
Edward C. Moore, New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)
Dimand, Maurice S. A Handbook of Mohammedan Decorative Arts. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1930. p. 138, ill. fig. 72 (b/w).

Dimand, Maurice S. A Handbook of Muhammadan Art. 2nd rev. and enl. ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1944. p. 199, ill. fig. 130 (b/w).

Bowie, Theodore Robert. "An Exhibition Prepared by Theodore Bowie." In Islamic Art Across the World. Vol. no. 1970/3. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Art Museum, 1970. no. 214, p. 70, ill. fig. 214.

Carboni, Stefano, and Tomoko Masuya. Persian Tiles. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. no. 10a, p. 15, ill. (b/w).

Ekhtiar, Maryam, Sheila R. Canby, Navina Haidar, and Priscilla P. Soucek, ed. Masterpieces from the Department of Islamic Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1st ed. ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011. no. 76, pp. 117-119, ill. p. 118 (color).



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