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Star-Shaped Tile

Object Name:
Star-shaped tile
Dated A.H. 663/A.D. 1265
Iran, probably Kashan
Stonepaste; luster-painted with touches of cobalt on opaque white glaze under transparent glaze
8 in. (20.3 cm) Wt. (whole group) 51 lbs. (23.1 kg)
Credit Line:
H.O. Havemeyer Collection, Gift of Horace Havemeyer, 1941
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Inscription in Arabic: Koran ch. XCVII: This was written in the month of Allah, the blessed Ramadan, 663 of the Hijra of the Prophet (June, A.D. 1265)
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, New York (until 1941; gifted to MMA)
Grube, Ernst J. "The Art of Islamic Pottery." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 23, no. 6 (February 1965). p. 221, ill. fig. 24 (b/w).

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