Safavid Tile with Horse and Rider

Safavid Tile with Horse and Rider

Iran, 17th century

24cm square

Provenance: Private European Collection

 

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Safavid Tile with Horse and Rider

The lower half of a horse and rider are shown on this tile, with clusters of flowers in the foreground. Just visible next to the horse are the outstretched arms of a figure, perhaps an accompanying groom. Similar scenes can be found on tiles in the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto that would originally have formed part of a frieze.[1]

[1] See the incomplete frieze panel entitled ‘The Grooms’ on The Royal Ontario Museum website blog ‘Safavid Tile Project II: Rebuilding the Friezes’ posted June 26 2018, https://www.rom.on.ca/en/blog/safavid-tile-project-ii-rebuilding-the-friezes

Safavid Tile with Horse and Rider


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