Lusterware was a dominant type of ceramic production in medieval Iran, possibly having spread from Egypt in the early 12th century. Within Iran, the town of Kashan was the finest producer of lusterware and manufacture was at its peak during the 12th and 13th centuries.Human interaction with lusterware vessels and tiles over time has enhanced variations in color and luminescence. The brassy color of the decoration on this tile indicates that silver rather than copper oxide was used in the making of its luster glaze.
This object was
Miss Ruth Friedman.
It is credited
Gift of Ruth Friedman in memory of Harry G. Friedman.
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Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 1.5 × 14.3 cm (9/16 × 5 5/8 in.)
Cite this object as
Tile (Iran); glazed and lustered stonepaste; H x diam.: 1.5 × 14.3 cm (9/16 × 5 5/8 in.); Gift of Ruth Friedman in memory of Harry G. Friedman; 1966-3-4
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Iridescence.