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Tile (with seated figure)

Creation date: dated 1204
Creation place: Iran

Other Information

Type: Ceramic Tile
Medium and Support: Stonepaste, with overglaze luster decoration
Credit Line: Gift of the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection
Accession Number: 2006.229
State/Province: Isfahan Province
Dimensions: 5 13/16 in. x 5 in. x 3/8 in. (14.76 cm x 12.7 cm x 0.95 cm)
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Mutiaux, Paris, France ( - )

C.D. Kelekian, New York, New York ( - June 1974)

Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Beverly Hills, California (June 1974 - November 2, 2006)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (November 2, 2006 - )

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04/17/17 Diana Chou
The city of Kashan was an important center for luster ceramic production. Objects from this area are characterized by scrawling inscriptions, usually Persian poetry, and figures with moon-shaped faces similar to those in contemporary book illustration. The courtly figure on this tile is similar to the ones on the bronze bowl nearby.
Last Updated: 4/17/2017


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Tastes in Asian Art Rotation , 5/28/2005 - 11/6/2005

Persian Art , 11/23/2013 - 6/8/2014

Persian Art , 6/16/2014 - 12/14/2014

Persian Art , 12/20/2014 - 00/00/00

Arts of Iran The San Diego Museum of Art , 1/20/2017 - 00/00/00

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