Description & Technical information

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.

Date:  17th century
Period:  1600-1750, 17th century
Origin:  Iran
Medium: Ceramic
Dimensions: 24.5 x 25 cm (9⁵/₈ x 9⁷/₈ inches)
Provenance: Private European Collection

Categories: Oriental and Asian Art