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Star-Shaped Tile

Object Name:
Star-shaped tile
Date:
dated A.H. 663/A.D. 1265
Geography:
Made in Iran, Kashan
Medium:
Stonepaste; overglaze luster-painted
Dimensions:
W. 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Tiles
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.105
Not on view
Inscription: In Arabic, the inscription includes the entire first sura of the Qur'an.
Edward C. Moore, New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)
New York. Hagop Kevorkian Fund Special Exhibitions Gallery. "Persian Tiles," May 4, 1993–January 2, 1994, no. 11.

Schimmel, Annemarie. "Islamic Calligraphy." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., vol. 50, no. 1 (Summer 1992). p. 30, ill. fig. 36a (color).

Carboni, Stefano, and Tomoko Masuya. Persian Tiles. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. no. 11, p. 16, ill. (b/w).

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