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    Sale 7615

    Art of The Islamic And Indian Worlds

    7 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 147

    A MOULDED TIMURID STAR-SHAPED TILE

    IRAN, SECOND HALF 15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A MOULDED TIMURID STAR-SHAPED TILE
    IRAN, SECOND HALF 15TH CENTURY
    The ground deeply carved and glazed cobalt-blue with turquoise in the centre leaving an unglazed central star issuing alternating panels of small and larger bold arabesque designs, the raised design further intricately carved with scrolling motifs with slightly raised turquoise border, intact
    17¾in. (45.2cm.) across


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    The quality of the carving on the design is rare to find in ceramic. It has more in common with Timurid stone carving such as is seen on the cenotaph offered as lot 150 in this sale. For further examples of similar work in stone please see Thomas W. Lenz and Glenn D. Lowry, Timur and the Princely Vision, exhibition catalogue, Los Angeles, 1989, fig.70, p.209, and no.89, pp.190 and 347).