Photograph: David Franzen, 2012,  © DDFIA, Honolulu, Hawai'i


This item has been added to the Database within the Explore Islamic Art Collections project. Information is available in: English.

Name of Object:

Group of 5 1/2 tiles, formerly in the shrine of Imamzada Yahya in Veramin, Iran

Location:

Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States of America

Holding Museum:

Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art

About Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai'i

Date of Object:

Hegira 660 / AD 1261–62

Museum Inventory Number:

48.361

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Stonepaste; overglaze-painted in luster

Dimensions:

Each tile approximately: 30.5 x 30.5 cm

Period / Dynasty

Ilkhanid

Provenance:

Iran, Kashan

Description:

Two cross tiles and three and a half star tiles are joined to form two panels. Each panel features a cross tile with a central quatrefoil flanked by arabesque bands down each side. Inscriptions are located around the perimeter. On both sides of the cross are stellate tiles. Each eight-sided tile has inscriptions around the edge. The interiors of the tiles are not identical, but each has scrolling arabesque forms. All of the star tiles are cut in half vertically.

Citation of this web page:

 "Group of 5 1/2 tiles, formerly in the shrine of Imamzada Yahya in Veramin, Iran" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;us;Mus22;30;en

MWNF Working Number: US2 30

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Ilkhanids


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