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Tile from a Frieze

Object Name:
Tile from a frieze
early 14th century
Attributed to Iran, Natanz
Stonepaste; molded, painted in luster and blue
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1975
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Qur'anic inscription written in thuluth containing the first half of the basmala: " In the name of God..."
O’Reilly’s Plaza Art Galleries, New York, March 13, 1975, no. 86, to MMA
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Celestial Pen: Islamic Calligraphy," September 28, 1982–February 7, 1983, no catalogue.

New York. Hagop Kevorkian Fund Special Exhibitions Gallery. "Persian Tiles," May 4, 1993–January 2, 1994, no. 22.

Carboni, Stefano, and Tomoko Masuya. Persian Tiles. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. no. 22, p. 27, ill. (b/w).

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