Description & Technical information

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,

Date:  17th century
Period:  1600-1750, 17th century
Origin:  Iran
Medium: Ceramic
Dimensions: 24 x 24 cm (9¹/₂ x 9¹/₂ inches)
Provenance: Private European Collection

Categories: Oriental and Asian Art