This object is currently on display in room 213 as part of Iridescence. There are 2 other images of this object. See our image rights statement.

 

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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 luster-glazed and painted earthenware, 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

Our curators have highlighted 4 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Tile (Iran), 13th century
  • luster-glazed and painted earthenware.
  • Gift of Ruth Friedman in memory of Harry G. Friedman.
  • 1966-3-4

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; luster-glazed and painted earthenware, 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

In addition to Iridescence, this object was previously on display as part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church.

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