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A KASHAN  LUSTRE, COBALT-BLUE AND TURQUOISE POTTERY STAR TILE
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A KASHAN LUSTRE, COBALT-BLUE AND TURQUOISE POTTERY STAR TILE

CENTRAL IRAN, CIRCA 1290

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A KASHAN LUSTRE, COBALT-BLUE AND TURQUOISE POTTERY STAR TILE
CENTRAL IRAN, CIRCA 1290
The field with large floral sprays reserved against a lustre ground around a happy cantering bull overlaid by a central cypress tree, in a border of continuous naskh inscriptions between stripes, intact, purple velvet-covered mount
8¼in. (21cm.) across
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The inscriptions comprise two Persian quatrains.

A similar depiction of an equally happily cantering bull, unencumbered by a cypress tree, is on a star tile in the David Collection, Copenhagen (Komaroff, Linda and Carboni, Stefano; The Legacy of Genghis Khan, New York, 2002, no.108, fig.113, p.100). That tile is dated 689/1290-1 in the border inscription.
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