Earthenware; painted in black on a white ground under a green glaze, with traces of overglaze gold.
Max. W. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm)
DeptH. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
H. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Purchase, Rogers Fund; Thomas A. D. Ettinghausen and Elizabeth S. Ettinghausen Gifts, in memory of Richard Ettinghausen; and Steven Kossak, Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, and Richard S. Perkins Gifts, 1995
Not on view
Hexagonal tiles such as this one- decorated in a black scrolling arabesque underneath a green glaze- belong to a number of international museum collections. Such pieces were produced in Iran, and a group of very similar tiles remain in situ, in the tomb chamber of the Masjid-i Shah at Mashhad, Iran.
[ Hadji Baba Ancient Art, London, until 1995; sold to MMA]