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Group of 5 1/2 tiles, formerly in the shrine of Imamzada Yahya in Veramin, Iran
Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States of America
Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
Hegira 660 / AD 1261–62
Stonepaste; overglaze-painted in luster
Each tile approximately: 30.5 x 30.5 cm
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.
"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