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Tile, 1301–50

This is a Tile. It is dated 1301–50 and we acquired it in 1966. Its medium is glazed, lustered and painted stonepaste, rolled and pierced silver (later mount). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

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.

This object was donated by Miss Ruth Friedman. It is credited Gift of Ruth Friedman in memory of Harry G. Friedman.

  • Tile
  • glazed earthenware.
  • Gift of Harvey Smith.
  • 1968-130-5

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D (b,c): 2.7 x 23.5 x 22.8 cm (1 1/16 x 9 1/4 x 9 in.)

Cite this object as

Tile, 1301–50; glazed, lustered and painted stonepaste, rolled and pierced silver (later mount); H x W x D (b,c): 2.7 x 23.5 x 22.8 cm (1 1/16 x 9 1/4 x 9 in.); Gift of Ruth Friedman in memory of Harry G. Friedman; 1966-3-5-a/c

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Iridescence and Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church.

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