Eight-Pointed Star-Shaped Tile

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 455

Combining star- and cross-shaped luster tiles, this panel exemplifies the type of puzzle-like wall revetments popular in the Ilkhanid period.  Some of the tiles shown here display inscriptions from the Qur'an or verses of Persian poetry. Their content reveals that the tiles came from differing architectural contexts - some religious, others secular - and only later were combined to create this display.

#6781. Panel Composed of Cross- and Star-shaped Tiles

Eight-Pointed Star-Shaped Tile, Stonepaste; inglaze painted in blue, luster-painted on opaque white glaze

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