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Double-Pentagon-Shaped Tile

Object Name:
Double pentagon shaped tile
Date:
mid-13th–14th century
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stonepaste; overglaze-painted and gilded, over turquoise glaze
Dimensions:
W. 4 9/16 in. (11.6 cm) D: 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Tiles
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1966
Accession Number:
66.95.12
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.
Arthur Upham Pope, Warren, CT (until 1966; sold to MMA)
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