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Maker:

Unknown; potter

Collection:

H.S. Reitlinger

Category:

glazed earthenware

Name(s):

tile
Islamic pottery; category
monochrome glazed ware; category

Other Name:

eight-pointed star-shape tile

Date:

circa 1200 circa 1399

School/Style:

Il-Khanid

Period:

13th-14th Century

Description(s):

earthenware covered with a turquoise glaze
earthenware, mould made, covered on the upper surface with a pitted and cracked turquoise glaze
Shape: eight pointed star tile with bevelled edges
Upper surface: covered with a turquoise glaze that runs over onto the edges
Underside: undecorated except for small patches of glaze, probably from another object in the kiln.

Production
Place (legacy):

Central Asia, potter, region

Technique(s):

moulding; whole
glazing (coating); upper surface; turquoise, pitted and cracked

Material(s):

earthenware; whole
glaze; upper surface; turquoise, pitted and cracked

Technique
Description:

earthenware, mould made, covered on the upper surface with a pitted and cracked turquoise glaze

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 1.1, cm
width, whole, 12.9, cm
weight, whole, 209, g

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1950; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Provenance:

H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Acquisition Credit:

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950; transfered from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Inscription(s):

inscription; on the underside; in black ink; 14098; hand written directly onto the surface; old object number
label; on the upper surface; printed in black and written in pencil; '100' printed in black and ' /16' written in pencil below; circular paper label; old dealers's label - used on other tiles

Documentation:

Porter, Venetia. 1995. Islamic Tiles.London: British Museum Pressp. 32-61
Cf. star shaped tile panel but in lustre see fig. 17 (p. 33), 19 (p. 35), 21 (p. 36). Ref. on tiles in 12th -14th century Iran, Anatolia and Syria

Related Object(s):

C.402-1991
C.401-1991

Accession:

Object Number: C.407-1991
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 17518; input: 2000-12-14; modified: 2012-10-26)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/17518





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