A Kashan lustre painted figural moulded tile Iran, Takht- Suleyman 1270-75
Lot 33
A Kashan lustre painted figural moulded Tile Takht-i Suleyman, Persia, AD 1270-75
£5,000 - 7,000
US$ 7,800 - 11,000

Lot Details
A Kashan lustre painted figural moulded Tile
Takht-i Suleyman, Persia, AD 1270-75
depicting two moulded mounted riders, one brandishing a sword and the other turning back to shoot an arrow, against a ground of dense foliage and moulsded vine below, a frieze of running animals above, some overpainting, restored to reverse in two sections
36.4 x 34cm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: acquired from Mansour Gallery, 24th April 1972.

    This is one of a well-known series of tiles that are thought to come from Takht-i Sulayman. This attribution is on the basis of a group of tiles, very probably from the same moulds, that were decorated in the lajvardina technique, a number of which were found there (The Arts of Islam, exhibition catalogue, London, 1976, no. 388, p. 259). A well-published lustre example is in the Victoria and Albert Museum (Linda Komaroff and Stefano Carboni (eds.), The Legacy of Ghengis Khan, Exhibition Catalogue, New York, 2002, cat.100, ill. p. 95); and a further example was sold from the collection of Charles Gillot (Christie's, Ancienne Collections Charles Gillot, Paris, 4th March 2008, lot 4).
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