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Safavid era
ca. 1600 CE
Mold-made fritware body with paint and glaze

6 1/4 in. x 6 1/4 in. x 13/16 in. (15.8 cm x 15.9 cm x 2 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2000.5.4
Geography: Asia, Iran
Classification: Architectural Artifacts; Architectural Elements
Culture/Nationality: Safavid
Collection: Wilber Collection

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  • architectural elements - Forms, structural or decorative, developed originally or primarily as components of architecture, often adapted to other habitable spaces, such as in large vehicles, and often borrowed or imitated for structural or decorative use on other objects.
  • ceramic tile - Fired clay in various shapes and thicknesses and with a variety of uses, as for surface covering, drainage, or construction. For general flat, solid, and relatively thin durable material used primarily for surface covering and of various materials, use "tile."
  • Near Eastern - Refers to the culture that developed in antiquity in the vast geographical area extending from Turkey in the west to Iran in the East.
  • Safavid

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Iranica: Modes of Transmission , Sep 1, 2005 – Dec 15, 2005

Comparanda List
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
  • Charles A. Wilkinson, Iranian Ceramics (New York, NY: Asia House Gallery, 1963),
  • Lisa Golombek and Robert B. Mason. Persian Pottery in the First Global Age (Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 2014), 94.
  • Arthur Lane, Later Islamic Pottery (New York, NY: Pitman Publishing Corporation, 1957),
  • Richard Barden, Proceedings of the Objects Specialty Group Session (, 1995), 64-69.

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