Persian King Khusraw and his wife Shirin

22.3090

Persian King Khusraw and his wife Shirin

22.3090

Description

A scene from Nizami’s Khamsa

The inscription reads: Amal e ustad Raza (work by Raza)

Figurative art in the Qajar period often portrayed a large central figure occupying the entire canvas. Numerous tiles of this period are found in museums across the globe. Such tiles were used in friezes to decorate interior and exterior of secular buildings. These polychromatic glazed tiles decorated the Qajar buildings, depicting scenes of legendary heroes from folklore and popular literature as well as important religious figures. These narratives served as props during sessions of storytelling in public houses visited by men.

Sir Ratan Tata Art Collection

Collection

Indian Decorative Art

Object Type

Tile

Material

Underglaze - painted moulded pottery tiles

Schools/Culture/Period

Qajar period

Technique

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Date

20th Century CE

Location

Persia (modern-day Iran)

Dimension

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