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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)
Bloomington. Indiana University. "Islamic Art Across the World," June 18, 1970–October 1, 1970.

New York. Hagop Kevorkian Fund Special Exhibitions Gallery. "Persian Tiles," May 4, 1993–January 2, 1994.

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).

Masuya, Tomoko. "Persian Tiles on European Walls." Ars Orientalis vol. 30 (2000). p. 45, ill. fig. 5 (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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