Ten-pointed star-shaped tile

UnknownHalf 15th century AD

Museo d'Arte Orientale

Museo d'Arte Orientale
Torino, Italy

The ten-pointed star-shaped tile is decorated with arabesque motifs with alternating light-blue and ivory lanceolate patterns on black, interlaced across the entire surface around the small, six-pointed star in the centre, standing out over cobalt-blue background. Such tiles were manufactured using the cuerda seca technique, in which the different colours of the glazing were separatedby contour lines made of a blend of manganese and oily substances.


  • Title: Ten-pointed star-shaped tile
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Half 15th century AD
  • Location Created: Iran
  • Physical Dimensions: w36 cm
  • Object Hegira dates: Half 9th century
  • Dynasties: Timurid
  • Type: Ceramic
  • Rights: All Rights Reserved - MAO Museo d'Arte Orientale, Turin
  • Medium: Cuerda seca

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