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Label Text

When Freer displayed this fourteenth-century Iranian tile in the Peacock Room in Detroit in 1908, he placed it alongside an array of other Near Eastern tiles and ceramic vessels, all with a variety of blue glazes. He had become interested in Near Eastern pottery in 1902 and went on to purchase a great number of such specimens from the Paris-based dealer Dikran Kelekian. This Iranian ceramic—in the design of an eight-pointed star—has been attributed to the Il-Khanid dynasty (1256-1353) in Rhages, in the province of Tehran.

Object Name

Tile

Dated

14th century

Period

Il-Khanid period

Medium

Stone-paste painted underglaze

Dimensions

HxW: 2.0 x 20.2 cm

Country

Iran

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

148.1

Wall

West

Title

Tile

Object Number

F1904.288

Freer Source

Dikran G. Kelekian

Freer Source City

Paris

Freer Source Country

France

Image

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Collection

Citation

"Tile," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1904.288, Item #3297, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3297 (accessed November 21, 2017).