Persian Horse-archer on a cuerda seca tile made of stonepaste
17th century, British Museum 1949,1115.8
Object type: tile
Technique: cuerda seca
Date: 17th century (early)
Period/Culture: Safavid dynasty
Description: Cuerda seca tile made of stonepaste showing the figure of an archer.
Dimensions: Height: 16.5 centimetres
Associated place: Isfahan
Curator's comments: From a panel of picture tles, probably from a palace. The archer's pose and costume are comparable to contemporary Persian miniatures.
Registration number: 1949,1115.8
Source: The British Museum
See also Nashmi the Archer (using a pellet bow) by Riza ‘Abbasi, Persia, 1630
Persian Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers