Rustam Kills a Demon
Attributed to Mahesha, Indian, active c. 1570 - 1590
Made in Delhi, India, Mughal Dynasty (1526-1858)
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Philadelphia Museum of Art
PERSIAN WAS THE COURT LANGUAGE UNDER THE MUGHAL EMPIRE. THEY WERE INFLUENCED BY CULTURES FROM THE ISLAMIC WORLD
A Classical Beauty - William Clarke Wontner
Dish with a stonepaste body; Iran, possibly Tabriz, 1500-1550.
"The location of the workshop where this dish was produced has not been identified, though Tabriz or possibly [an] Ottoman [city] have been suggested. It is part of a group of dishes, with decoration derived from Chinese prototypes. The designs have affinities with the Tabriz group, but the petrofabric is similar to Iznik bodies. All are decorated with the same floral scroll on the underside. It is possibly the work of Tabriz-trained potters who had moved to Turkey, or Ottoman potters imitating a fashionable Persian style."
Turkey does Iran doing China
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