Aug 3, 2012
Aug 3, 2012

Luster Wall Tile with a Couple

Luster Wall Tile with a Couple


Fritware with luster-painted design

Overall: 19.5 x 16 cm (7 11/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust by exchange 1915.524


Did you know?

Where fine clay was unavailable, potters made a paste out of ground quartz, clay, and glass. When fired, the paste created a compact white material called fritware that approximated the appearance of porcelain.


The design of this tile-a couple with a wine beaker surrounded by verses of Iranian love poetry-indicates that it was originally part of wall decoration and would have alternated with cross-shaped tiles.

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