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Maker:

Unknown; potter

Category:

glazed earthenware

Name(s):

tile
Islamic pottery; category
monochrome glazed ware; category

Date:

circa 1300 circa 1399
label on back dates tile to 1356 AD

School/Style:

Il-Khanid

Period:

probably 14th Century

Description(s):

earthenware covered in a pitted blue glaze
earthenware, mould made, covered in a pitted blue glaze
Shape: cross-shaped tile with pointed ends, bevelled edges
Upper surface: covered in a blue glaze, runs over the edges
Underside: undecorated

Production
Place (legacy):

Central Asia, potter, region

Technique(s):

moulding; whole
glazing (coating); upper surface; cobalt-blue, cracked and pitted

Material(s):

earthenware; whole
cobalt-blue; upper surface; cobalt-blue, cracked and pitted

Technique
Description:

earthenware, mould made, covered in a pitted blue glaze

Dimension(s):

width, whole, 18.3, cm
depth, whole, 1.6, cm
weight, whole, 314, g

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1933-06-15; Le Strange, Guy

Acquisition Credit:

Bequeathed by Guy le Strange

Inscription:

label; on the underside; inscribed in black ink, printed with a blue linear border; Tile from central/Asia - from blue/dome of Shrine of/Ulug-Baba E. Persian. AD 1356; rectangular paper label; old object label

Exhibition(s):

Curious Variations on Ceramic Themes, Geometrical and Zoomorphic Forms. 1991-11-12 - 1992-02-23
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.)
Catalogue number: handlist, H 4

Documentation:

Hetjens Museum. 1973. Islamische Keramik.Dusseldorf:
Cf. Tiles of this shape combined with star-shaped tiles from a different site, dated to 1272 or later, see Hetjens Museum, Dusseldorf, exhibition catalogue, no. 177. Hetjens Museum, Inv. No. 1969/9, illustrated

Watson, Oliver. 1985. Persian Lustre Ware.London: Faber and Faber Limitedp. 122-149
Cf. Plate M - turquoise cross-tiles but with moulded decoration. Ref. on tiles that accompanied lustre examples

Porter, Venetia. 1995. Islamic Tiles.London: British Museum Pressp. 32-61
Cf. star shaped tile panel but in lustre see fig. 21 (p. 36), 27 (p. 41). Ref. on tiles in 12th -14th century Iran, Anatolia and Syria

Related Object:

C.401-1991

Accession:

Object Number: C.143-1933
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 17498; input: 2000-12-14; modified: 2012-10-26)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/17498





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