Tile

A work made of fritware with moulded decoration, painted in blue under an opaque turquoise glaze.
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  • A work made of fritware with moulded decoration, painted in blue under an opaque turquoise glaze.

Date:

Late 13th/early 14th century

Artist:

Iran

About this artwork

Bands of inscription adorn monuments throughout the Islamic world. This tile was previously part of longer architectural panel containing pious inscriptions, undoubtedly attached to a religious monument. The script used here, thuluth, is known for its elongated horizontal extensions at the ends of letters. The thuluth script first emerged in the 11th century and has remained one of the most popular forms of calligraphy.

On View

Asian Art, Gallery 50

Culture

Islamic

Title

Tile

Origin

Iran

Date

1101–1300

Medium

Fritware with moulded decoration, painted in blue under an opaque turquoise glaze

Dimensions

19.4 × 35.8 × 3.7 cm (7 5/8 × 14 1/8 × 1 7/16 in.)

Credit Line

Mary Jane Gunsaulus Collection

Reference Number

1913.359

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