Eight-Pointed Star Tile with Simurgh (Phoenix)
Arts of the Islamic World
On View: Arts of the Islamic World, 2nd floor
Ceramic; fritware, painted in luster and blue over an opaque white glaze
late 13th century
8 x 8in. (20.3 x 20.3cm)
mount (m2): 8 × 8 × 3/4 in. (20.3 × 20.3 × 1.9 cm) (show scale)
تا در نرسد وعدۀ هر کار که هست سودي نکند باري هر یار که [هست]
تقدیر زیر؟ قضاي ناچـار که هست در خواب کند مردن؟ بیدار که هست
The first line is from Abū Sa`īd Abū al-khair and appears in his Divan.
جهان و کــار جهـان سراســـر بادســـت خنک دلي که ز [بند] زمانه آزاد است
ثبات نیست جهان را بناخوشي و خوشي که عهد او بیوفا
The first line of these poem also appears on another object in other museum
The inscription read by Abdullah Ghouchani
Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
Prior to 1963, provenance not yet documented; by 1963, acquired by Ernest Erickson of New York; December 16, 1986, gift of Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc. to the Brooklyn Museum.
Eight-Pointed Star Tile with Simurgh (Phoenix), late 13th century. Ceramic; fritware, painted in luster and blue over an opaque white glaze, 8 x 8in. (20.3 x 20.3cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.227.72. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.227.72.jpg)
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