27 April 2004
A KASHAN LUSTRE, COBALT-BLUE AND TURQUOISE POTTERY TILE
CENTRAL IRAN, 13TH CENTURY
Of half-octagon shape, the ground with dense scrolling leafy vine reserved against a lustre ground and flanking a central turquoise arabesque panel within a larger blue arabesque design, in a border of elegant naskh inscription between blue lines, intact
8 5/8in. (22cm.) across
Reza Atighechi, Lausanne, 1974
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Antiken aus dem Östlichen Mittelmeerraum, exhibition catalogue, Heidi Vollmoeller Gallery, Zurich, 1987, no.28.
The inscription is taken from the Qu'ran, sura yunis (x), vv.9-10.
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