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Tile from a Frieze

Object Name:
Tile from a frieze
Date:
first half 13th century
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stonepaste; overglaze painted, (so-called mina'i)
Dimensions:
H. 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm) W. 14 in. (35.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Tiles
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
11.74.1
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]
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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