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Tile

Date:
late 12th–early 13th century
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stonepaste; molded, applied siliceous relief, in-glaze and overglaze-painted, over opaque white glaze
Dimensions:
H. 6 38 in. (16.2 cm.) W. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Tiles
Credit Line:
The Grinnell Collection, Bequest of William Milne Grinnell, 1920
Accession Number:
20.120.104
Not on view
Whether loose or on a building, Iranian glazed tiles fascinated scholars and collectors for aesthetic reasons. The tiles’ role in the decoration of facades and minarets in the second half of the eleventh century became an early subject of academic investigation.
William Milne Grinnell, New York (until d. 1920; bequeathed to MMA)
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