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Star tile with two ducks in foliage

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Inscription

Persian verses, unread

Provenance

Bought by Denman Waldo Ross from Kelekian, in Cairo, for 6 pounds. Given to the MFA Mardh 2, 1911.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Persian, Ilkhanid (Mongol), early 14th century

Object Place

Probably Kashan, Iran

Dimensions

Diameter (point to point):20.0 cm (7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.39

Medium or Technique

Composite body (quartz, clay, and glass frit) underglaze painted in cobalt blue and overglaze painted in luster

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Tiles