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This star-shaped ceramic tile is decorated with floral patterns and shapes. This kind of tile seems to be very popular in the 15th and 16th centuries of the Iranian Islamic world. The relief decoration is moulded and unglazed while the ground is glazed in blues with black underglaze and covered with a clear overglaze. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Star-shaped tile with molded floral design
1400 – 1599
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.135
Black schist carved in the relief of Green Tara, a guide and saviouress on the Buddhist path to enlightenment.  She holds two lotuses, one open and one closed and makes the gesture of gift-giving with her palm facing outwards, towards the devotee.
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Tara
10th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1981/2.156

Sol LeWitt
Stars
1993
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern
1995/2.25.4

Sol LeWitt
Stars
1993
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern
1995/2.25.7

Sol LeWitt
Stars
1993
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern
1995/2.25.8

Sol LeWitt
Stars
1993
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern
1995/2.25.3

Sol LeWitt
Stars
1993
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern
1995/2.25.6
This six-fold screen, a half of a pair, is meant to represent six of the twelve months of the year, with keen attention paid to the birds and flowers associated with each. Although this screen bears Kano Tan’yu’s signature, it was probably created by his studio or by followers working in this famous artist’s style.
One of a pair of six-fold screens
19th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1965/1.178

American (American (North American))
Pieced quilt in variable star pattern with saw-tooth border
1840
Gift of Helen E. Tanner
1982/2.59
This Il-Khanid period molded 8-pointed star tile contains a central spotted feline together with Arabic inscriptions on the outer rim. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Star-shaped Tile with cheetah among foliage
1233 – 1366
Museum Purchase
1957/1.73
A woman dressed in a rose-colored robe with a blue mantle and flowing white veil stands on a silver crescent moon among a bank of dark clouds.  A halo of stars encircles her head. She clasps both hands before her. The heads of two putti peak out from beneath her mantle next to her left hip. Her right foot treads upon a long serpent that curves back upon itself with an open mouth.
Gaetano Gandolfi (Italian (culture or style))
Virgin of the Apocalypse
1770 – 1780
Joseph F. McCrindle Collection in memory of Frederick A. den Broeder
2009/1.537
Gold-weight in the shape of a rectangle with two sets of eight lines each radiating from a central point. 
Akan (Akan (culture or style))
Gold-weight
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.372
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