ADVENT STAR TILE

Advent Calendar Day 9

Star tile with vegetal and calligraphic decoration

Star tile with vegetal and calligraphic decoration

This tile comes from a set of cross and star-tiles made for the Shrine of Imamzada Yahya in Varamin, Iran. The word imamzada is found in the Persian, Azerbaijani, and Urdu languages and refers to an immediate descendant of a Shi'i Imam. Shrines of Imamzada are often centres of Shi’i devotion and pilgrimage and, as such, they are also believed to have miraculous and healing properties.


Star tile with vegetal and calligraphic decoration, 1262

Fritware with overglaze painting in lustre
31 x 31 x 1.5 cm
Iran
EAX.289