Safavid Tile with Animals

Iran, 17th century

24.5cm high, 25cm wide

Provenance: Private European Collection

 

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Safavid Tile with Animals

This tile depicts part of a hunting scene where two animals are shown galloping mid-stride. The yellow-glazed animal is perhaps a gazelle, and has been struck by an arrow. Running alongside is a beast with black blotchy spots, looking rather fierce with fangs and a brightly painted red tongue. For a comparative example of animal scenes, see The Art Institute of Chicago, Accession Number 1917.797a-d.

Safavid Tile with Animals


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