Twelve-Point Star

A work made of glazed fritware tiles cut and reassembled as a mosaic.
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  • A work made of glazed fritware tiles cut and reassembled as a mosaic.

Date:

late 15th century

Artist:

Iran or Central Asia

About this artwork

This twelve-pointed star is composed of glazed cut tiles that were assembled as a mosaic. Although mosaics were not uncommon at this time, other extant star tiles of this period were typically fired in one piece. The vivid color scheme of turquoise and cobalt highlight the mosaic’s intricate pattern of flowers and scrolls. A mosaic like this one might have formed a central decorative element on the pulpit of a mosque or it may have adorned the walls of a grand hall or madrasa, a religious school.

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Asian Art

Culture

Islamic

Title

Twelve-Point Star

Origin

Iran

Date

1450–1499

Medium

Glazed fritware tiles cut and reassembled as a mosaic

Dimensions

59.7 cm (23 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Frank G. Logan

Reference Number

1925.40

Extended information about this artwork

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