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A4482 Tile, fritware, under glazed, probably Isfahan / Shiraz, Persia (Iran), late Qajar era, 1900s. Click to enlarge.

Persian royal tile کاشی قاجار

Made
This rare rectangular moulded underglaze-painted tile is a superb example of fine handmade pottery from early 20th century Persia (Iran) in the Powerhouse collection. A highly regarded object, it was probably made by a master tile-maker (kashisaz) from the city of Isfahan or Shiraz during the late Qajar era in the 1900s.

Based on a famous Persian fairytale, this tile depicts a young prince travelling on horseback while feeding a famous Persian mythical bird Simorgh (Phoenix) with a piece of …

Summary

Object No.

A4482

Object Statement

Tile, fritware, under glazed, probably Isfahan / Shiraz, Persia (Iran), late Qajar era, 1900s

Physical Description

Moulded and underglaze-painted in cobalt blue, turquoise, manganese and pink with black outlines on a white background.

Dimensions

Width

247 mm

Depth

30 mm

Production

Made

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1954

Acquisition Date

18 July 1954

Cite this Object

Harvard

Persian royal tile کاشی قاجار 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 October 2021, <https://ma.as/181214>

Wikipedia

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