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POT 1677
POT 1677

Frieze Tile with Inscription

POT 1677

Kashan, Iran

early 14th century AD

POT 1677

Frieze Tile with Inscription

POT 1677

Kashan, Iran

early 14th century AD

stonepaste body, with moulded relief decoration and lustre over an opaque glaze stained cobalt blue and turquoise

45 x 41cm

The broad central field contains a raised inscription in thulth, reading, ‘… of the emigration (hijrah) of the Chosen Prophet’. This suggests that the tile was at the end of a dated inscription.

J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.235, p.195.