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Set of ten inscription frieze tiles
Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States of America
Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
Hegira c. 709 / AD 1310
Stonepaste; overglaze-painted in luster, underglaze-painted in cobalt
Each tile: 39.7 x 41.3 cm
Ten luster tiles compose a frieze signed by Yusuf ibn 'Ali ibn Muhammad ibn Abi Tahir, the son of the potter who made the DDFIA’s Veramin mihrab (48.327). The Abi Tahir family of Kashan, Iran, is famous for the production of exquisite tilework and ceramic vessels during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The inscription on this frieze is from the Qur’an’s well-known "Throne Verse" (2: 255). The final tile (lower left) is signed by Yusuf. Purchased in New York City, 1940.
"Set of ten inscription frieze tiles" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;us;Mus22;28;en
MWNF Working Number: US2 28