Condition: Good condition for its age natural crazing and age to the glaze; small hole on front as pictured. It is glued to a wooden mount as pictured. Rectangular underglaze tiles were commonly made in nineteenth-century Iran to decorate the upper borders of architectural interiors in a continuous frieze. Production of these tiles was centered mainly in the Qajar capital of Tehran. The underglaze technique of painting, applied on either a flat surface or molded in relief, facilitated the creation of scenes reminiscent of painting on paper and constitutes one of the distinguishing characteristics of Qajar tilework.In this tile, two glorious birds are feeding in a lush bed of natural flowers in vibrant full bloom. The birds with their long graceful tails and colorful wings could represent Huma, a fabulous bird from ancient Persian mythology. Huma is the embodiment of health and strength, and is known for providing aid in defeating enemies. It was believed that only persons of royal status fell under the shadow of Huma. Feel free to ask any questions! The item "Antique Persian Tile Iznik Qajar Dynasty, Faience, Islamic Art, Ceramic, 13.75" is in sale since Saturday, January 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East".
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