tiles with molded epigraphic decoration, enhanced with cobalt and set against a background of metallic lustre decoration with birds in foliage. Three have a geometric frieze on the edge.
27 x 33.7 cmFragments
mounted in a framed coating.
These fragments are stylistically close to the covering tiles from the mausoleum of Shaykh Abd al-Samad in Natanz (1308), some of which are preserved in the Louvre Museum (AD 7638), on which the heads of the birds have been hammered out.
Nine shards of Ilkhanid lustre ware tiles, Iran, late 13th - early 14th century