Date ca. 1200
Medium Polychrome overglaze enamels on white composite body
Dimensions 8.5 x 3.75″
Housed at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Rich Persian craftsmanship was incorporated into Islamic traditions, including the creation of ceramic wares, silk textiles, and metal objects. Persian tales, themes from Sufism and Islamic scripts became the subject of such works; here, the legendary hunter Bahram Gur pushes his skeptical girlfriend Azadeh off his camel in a continuous narrative.