10 October 2006
A KASHAN LUSTRE INSCRIPTION TILE
CENTRAL IRAN, 14TH CENTURY
Of rectangular form, the golden brown lustre ground with spiralling leafy vine highlighted with turquoise around a raised cobalt-blue strong naskh inscription, slight chips, otherwise intact
6 x 16¾in. (15.5 x 43cm.)
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The fragmentary inscription comes from the Qur'an, either sura al- 'umran (III), parts of v.19 or sura al-baiyina (XCVIII), parts of v.4.
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Please note that the catalogue illustration number for this lot is incorrect and should be lot 95.
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