Pair of Tiles with Qur'anic Inscription from Sura 36 (Ya-Sin): 9 and 15, Stonepaste; molded and luster-painted on opaque white glaze under transparent glaze

Pair of Tiles with Qur'anic Inscription from Sura 36 (Ya-Sin): 9 and 15

Object Name:
Tile panel
Date:
second half 13th century
Geography:
Made in Iran, Kashan
Medium:
Stonepaste; molded and luster-painted on opaque white glaze under transparent glaze
Dimensions:
6 x 10 3/4 in. (15.2 x 27.3 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Tiles
Credit Line:
H.O. Havemeyer Collection, Gift of Horace Havemeyer, 1940
Accession Number:
40.181.15
Not on view
Inscription: a) min bayna aydihim
phrase of Qur'an 7:17; 36:9; 41:14

b) in antum illa takdh(buna)
phrase of Qur'an 36:15

probably both tiles are from Q 36.

(SH 6/7/2011)
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, New York (by 1930–40; gifted to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Splendid Legacy: The Havemeyer Collection," March 27, 1993–June 20, 1993, not in catalog.