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Eight-Pointed Star Tile with Simurgh (Phoenix)

Arts of the Islamic World

On View: Arts of the Islamic World, 2nd floor
MEDIUM Ceramic; fritware, painted in luster and blue over an opaque white glaze
DATES late 13th century
PERIOD Ilkhanid Period
DIMENSIONS 8 x 8in. (20.3 x 20.3cm) mount (m2): 8 × 8 × 3/4 in. (20.3 × 20.3 × 1.9 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS 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
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
PROVENANCE Prior to 1963, provenance not yet documented; by 1963, acquired by Ernest Erickson of New York, NY; December 16, 1986, gift of Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc. to the Brooklyn Museum.
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MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Arts of the Islamic World, 2nd floor
CAPTION 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)
IMAGE overall, 86.227.72.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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