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Star Tile, 14th century or later

  • Islamic, Iranian

Composite body, over-glaze luster-painted decoration

  • Overall: 4 1/4 × 4 1/4 × 9/16 inches (10.8 × 10.8 × 1.4 cm)

Gift of Frederick Stearns


probably after February 1887, acquired by Frederick Stearns [1831-1907] (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

1899-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Fisher, C. G. and A.W. Fisher, ed. Islamic Art from Michigan Collections. Exh. cat., Kresge Art Gallery, Michigan Statue University. East Lansing, 1982, p. 11, 62 [E.H. Peck].

Islamic, Iranian, Star Tile, 14th century or later, composite body, over-glaze luster-painted decoration. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Frederick Stearns, 99.13.