Bahram Gur and Azada

Stonepaste; polychrome inglaze and overglaze painted on opaque monochrome glaze (mina'i) | 9.7 x 21.6cm | 12th-13th century

Unknown Artist

Some of the mina'i ceramics illustrate stories from the Persian epic, the Shahnama, predating its earliest surviving illustrated manuscripts by nearly a century. This bowl depicts the episode of Prince Bahram Gur hunting with Azada, his favorite conc...
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