Eight-Pointed Star Tile with Simurgh (Phoenix)
Arts of the Islamic World
Ceramic; fritware, painted in luster and blue over an opaque white glaze
late 13th century
See Unicode Inscription for Persian text.
The first line is from the poetry of Abu Sa`id Abu al-khair and appears in his Divan.The first line of these poems also appears on another object in another museum.
Inscription read by Abdullah Ghouchani
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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
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