Description The central figure on this Kashan ware tile represents Faridun, a legendary Iranian king whose brave feats are extolled in the Shahnama, as he rides his favorite mount, a cow named Birmaya, while holding an ox-headed mace. The writing that runs underneath Faridun and his two attendants comes from a different section of the Shahnama, suggesting that the artist who decorated this tile was not necessarily concerned with maintaining a close correlation between image and text.
|11/17/1981||Examination||examined for loan|
- The World of Islam. Saint Mary's College, St. Mary's City. 1981.
- The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. 2002-2003.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1911, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911
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