Persian Miniature Painting: Animals in Combat Book Cover

Persian Miniature Painting: Animals in Combat Book Cover
Persian Miniature Painting: Animals in Combat Book Cover
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Plate 72. Persia, Mid 16th century, Museum for Kunst and Gewerbe, Hamburg

La Miniature En Orient by Ernst Kuhnel 1925

Part of a book cover in lacquer and gold , with a cartouche border in color. These works have more than one once been used as modeles to the weavers of Hindu carpets. Perhaps this one does not come from Bukhara, as we first thought, but perhaps an artist from the court of Delhi.

Translator's Note:

I suspect that this is related to the art of the Uzbek court late in the sixteenth century.

Attribution: Attributed here to Herat, Circa 1595.

Detail - Animals in Combat
Iy is my belief that these designs are related to the Sanguzko and Salting type carpets.

Detail - Animals in Combat
This bird harkens back to the court art of Soltan Ibrahim Mirza.

Detail - Animals in Combat
Detail "The flight of the Tortoise" from the Haft Awrang of Jami
Here we can compare the birds with those of Khorasan in 1555 to1565.