Star-shaped tiles Location: Rome, Italy Holding Museum: National Museum of Oriental Art (Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale) Date of Object: Hegira / AD centuries Dimensions: Width Period / Dynasty Ilkhanid Provenance: Iran.
virtual-artifacts: “Eight-pointed Star Tile early century Il-Khanid period Stone-paste painted colorless glaze H: W: cm Iran ”
Tile panel in the star-cross pattern (detail), century;
Two Kneeling Human Figures with Calligraphy Border. Lusterware, a type of ceramic named after lustrous, glinting finish that was achieved by a particular kind of glaze.
An Exceptionally Fine Kashan Lustre Star Tile, Persia, Dated A.H. 680/A.D. 1281-1282 of stellar form, decorated in dark brown lustre, cobalt blue and turquoise with a central cruciform design radiating lotus palmettes reserved on a scroll ground alternating with lobed cartouches filled with scale and dot patterning bordered by a calligraphic band, with modern stand
Description: THREE KASHAN LUSTRE TILES, IRAN, LATE 13TH CENTURY Of eight-point form, underglaze painted in cobalt and lustre, the first with a central four-point lobed design on a square, a band of naskh to outer border; the second with central design of a pheonix on a lustre ground with cobalt band of naskh to outer border; the third with design of a deer on a vegetal ground, with cobalt designs to outer border - largest 8 1/8in (20.5cm) diameter (3)