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Star tile from the shrine of Imamzada Yahyah

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Inscription

Around border in naskh script: Koran verses, commencing with chapter 112, al-Ikhlas.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; purchased by Ross from Dikran G. Kelekian, Paris, together with two other tiles (07.669; 07.670) for 3000 francs.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Persian, Ilkhanid, 1261–63

Object Place

Veramin, Iran

Dimensions

Diam: 30.5 cm (12 in.)

Accession Number

07.668

Medium or Technique

Composite body (quartz, clay, and glaze frit),glazed in opaque white and overglaze painted in luster

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Tiles