Tile with Niche Design, Stonepaste; molded, glazed, and carved

Tile with Niche Design

Object Name:
Tile with niche design
Date:
12th century
Geography:
Attributed to Iran, Gurgan
Medium:
Stonepaste; molded, glazed, and carved
Dimensions:
H. 11 in. (27.9 cm)
W. 7-3/8 in. (18.7 cm)
D: 1-1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Tiles
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.96
Not on view
Inscription: Verse 55 of chapter 5 (Sura al-Ma’ideh) written in Kufic script:
بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم إنما ولـ[ـیکـ]ـم الله و رسوله الذین یقیمو[ن]

A.Ghouchani
[ Khalil Rabenou, New York, until 1949; sold to MMA]