Collection online

tile

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    G.468

  • Description

    Eight-pointed star tile. Fritware (stonepaste), painted in lustre over an opaque white glaze. The central field is decorated in reserve against a lustred background with foliate motifs. The border is decorated with a Qur'anic inscription. Reverse undecorated.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1262 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 31 centimetres
    • Width: 31.2 centimetres
    • Thickness: 1.6 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Naskh
      • Inscription Position

        around border
      • Inscription Language

        Arabic
      • Inscription Comment

        Qur'anic text
  • Bibliography

    • Pinder-Wilson 1969 100 bibliographic details
    • Hayward 1976 379 bibliographic details
    • Wallis 1894 pl.xxxvi bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G34/dc25

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Associated titles

    • Inscription from: Qur'an
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1983

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    G.468

Eight-pointed star tile. Fritware (stonepaste), painted in lustre over an opaque white glaze. The central field is decorated in reserve against a lustred background with foliate motifs. The border is decorated with a Qur'anic inscription. The reversed surface is undecorated (?).

Eight-pointed star tile. Fritware (stonepaste), painted in lustre over an opaque white glaze. The central field is decorated in reserve against a lustred background with foliate motifs. The border is decorated with a Qur'anic inscription. The reversed surface is undecorated (?).

Image description

Recommend


Feedback

If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: collectiondatabase@britishmuseum.org 

View open data for this object with SPARQL endpoint

Object reference number: RRM16012

British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.

View this object

Support the Museum:
donate online

The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.

About the database

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week.

More about the database 

Supporters

Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers.

More about supporters and how you
can help  

Loading...