Star-shaped tile with molded floral design

Accession Number

Star-shaped tile with molded floral design


Artist Nationality

Object Creation Date
15th century - 16th century

Medium & Support
earthenware with blue underglaze painting

8 7/8 in. x 8 7/8 in. x 13/16 in. ( 22.54 cm x 22.54 cm x 2 cm )

Credit Line
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design

Subject matter
See physical description. 

Physical Description
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. 

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Primary Object Type

Collection Area

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Iranian Islamic pottery styles after the Mongols
Iranian Islamic styles after the Mongols
Islamic (culture or style)
Safavid (Iranian Islamic styles )
Safavid pottery styles
ceramic tile
floral patterns
stars (motifs)

4 Related Resources

Arts from Persia and Iran
(Part of: Ancient and Classical Civilizations)
Visual Cultures of Islam - Ceramics
(Part of: Visual Cultures of Islam )
Cobalt & Blue
(Part of: Exchange and Influence on Global Trade Routes)

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