Lot n° 144
1500 - 2000
GRAND MEDAILLON DE REVÊTEMENT Â LA SCENE DU JUGEMENT DE SALOMON
IRAN, QAJAR ART, 19th CENTURY
Siliceous ceramic with painted decoration in "grisaille", in green and blue, on a white background. Cracks, chips and flaking decoration.
A LARGE CIRCULAR POTTERY TILE, PERSIA, QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY.
Ø: 48.5 cm
Solomon is represented by a young Qajar prince, holding the famous ox-headed mace (gurz-i gâvzar/sar, a weapon very present in Persian mythology), five women, a child and a soldier dressed in European costumes around him. The inscription in a medallion indicates a subject different from the scene represented (The assembly of the pharaoh and the birth of Moses), the scene being girdled by a floral frieze.
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