Mina’i dish

Mina’i dish

Date ca. 1200

Movement Islamic

Medium Polychrome overglaze enamels on white composite body

Dimensions 8.5 x 3.75″

Provenance Iran

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.