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Tile from a Frieze

Object Name:
Tile from a frieze
second half 13th century
Made in Iran
Stonepaste; overglaze luster-painted, molded
H. 15 7/8 in. (40.3 cm) W. 16 in. (40.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: The two fields on this tile contain inscriptions; the upper field is a Our'anic quotation from sura 76:1-2, minutely written in clear cursive handwriting. The main inscription is in relief written in thuluth and painted in cobalt blue, containing the second half of the 'basmala' formula: "...God, the Compassionate, and the Merciful."
Edward C. Moore (American, New York 1827–1891 New York), New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)
New York. Hagop Kevorkian Fund Special Exhibitions Gallery. "Persian Tiles," May 4, 1993–January 2, 1994, no. 17.

Carboni, Stefano, and Tomoko Masuya. Persian Tiles. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. no. 17, p. 22, ill. (b/w).

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