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Tile from a Frieze

Object Name:
Tile from a frieze
first half 13th century
Attributed to Iran
Stonepaste; overglaze painted, (so-called mina'i)
H. 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm) W. 14 in. (35.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Arabic; "(a)laihum ajma'in"; "upon all of them"; according to Annemarie Schimmel, 11/90, this is most probably the end of a blessing formula for the Prophet Muhammad and the imams.
[ Folsom Galleries, New York, until 1911; sold to MMA]
Bloomington. Indiana University. "Islamic Art Across the World," June 18, 1970–October 1, 1970, no. 216.

New York. Hagop Kevorkian Fund Special Exhibitions Gallery. "Persian Tiles," May 4, 1993–January 2, 1994, no. 5.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Nature of Islamic Ornament Part I: Calligraphy," February 26, 1998–June 28, 1998, no catalogue.

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. 216.

Carboni, Stefano, and Tomoko Masuya. Persian Tiles. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. no. 5, p. 10, ill. (b/w).

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