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Star-Shaped Tile

Object Name:
Star-shaped tile
Date:
1260–70
Geography:
Iran, probably Kashan
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stonepaste; luster-painted on opaque white glaze under transparent glaze
Dimensions:
Diam. of tile: 8 in. (20.3 cm) Group of 20 Joined tiles: H. 74 5/8 in. (189.5 cm) W. 105 in. (266.7 cm) D. 2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm) Wt. (whole group): 51 lbs. (23.1 kg)
Classification:
Ceramics-Tiles
Credit Line:
H.O. Havemeyer Collection, Gift of Horace Havemeyer, 1941
Accession Number:
41.165.7
Not on view
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, New York (until 1941; gifted to MMA)
Dimand, Maurice S. A Handbook of Muhammadan Art. 2nd rev. and enl. ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1944. p. 166, ill. fig. 103 (b/w).



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