Photograph: David Franzen, 2007,  © 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:

Star tile with seated figure

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 late 7th century / AD late 13th century

Museum Inventory Number:

48.386

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Stonepaste; overglaze-painted in luster

Dimensions:

Diameter: 20.6 cm

Period / Dynasty

Ilkhanid

Provenance:

Iran

Description:

In Iran, during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, star-shaped luster tiles were made in great numbers for the walls of religious and secular buildings. Figurative and non-figurative imagery was painted in the centre, while verses from the Qur'an or selections from Persian poetry were written around the edges. The halo surrounding the head of the seated figure indicates that this person was an important individual, such as royalty.

Citation of this web page:

 "Star tile with seated figure" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;us;Mus22;31;en

MWNF Working Number: US2 31

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 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period

Ilkhanids


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