An Iranian Lajvardina fritware tile with a hunting scene
Cobalt blue glaze, red and white overglaze decor, traces of gilding. Modelled tile with relief decor depicting a horseman amid foliate ornaments and birds in flight, presumably part of a fries. Restored and glued over breakages, the surface partially matte and with sintering. H 19.4, W 19 cm.
2nd half 13th C.
Formerly the Kelekian Collection.
Cf. Porter, Islamic tiles, London 1995, p. 40 f., no. 29.