London, South Kensington
30 April 2004
A Kashan lustre and cobalt blue star tile, Central Iran, late 13th/early 14th century
the lustre ground painted with leafy motifs around the figures of two adorsed birds flanking a cypress tree, in a border of naskh inscription between stripes -- 8¼in. (20.8cm.) across.
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The inscription is composed of different tiles and a date fi sana 697 (1297-8) which may be a later addition, or from a different tile.
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