Mihrab Tile (Iran), 13th century
This is a Mihrab Tile. It is dated 13th century and we acquired it in 1958. Its medium is glazed and lustered earthenware, underglaze and underpaint decoration. 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
It is credited
Gift of Ephron Gallery.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 19.1 × 37.1 × 4.4 cm (7 1/2 × 14 5/8 × 1 3/4 in.)
Cite this object as
Mihrab Tile (Iran), 13th century; glazed and lustered earthenware, underglaze and underpaint decoration; H x W x D: 19.1 × 37.1 × 4.4 cm (7 1/2 × 14 5/8 × 1 3/4 in.); Gift of Ephron Gallery; 1958-72-1