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Star Tile with Wrestlers
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Star Tile with Wrestlers


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Description This tile is an example of Sultanabad ware and features two wrestlers. Sultanabad ware is a special type of underglazed, painted ceramic, which became popular in the Ilkhanid period. The motif of the two wrestlers may be influenced by the mystic Sufi movement, and represents Sufi exercises.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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2nd half 13th century (Ilkhanid)
Medium
fritware ceramic with underglaze and luster decoration
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Accession Number
48.1283
Measurements
H: 4 13/16 x W: 4 13/16 x D: 3/8 in. (12.2 x 12.2 x 1 cm)
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