A twentieth-century silver and clay Tibetan travelling amulet box; the protective deities, the 21 Taras are at the centre; the silver front is adorned with the wish-fulfilling jewel at the apex, Buddism’s Eight Auspicious Emblems at the sides and with a protective monster mask at the bottom.
India, Mughal, early 17th century
This flask relates to a group of similarly shaped vessels made of animal hide in India and earlier prototypes from Ottoman Turkey. The four metal rings on this brass example were possibly used for suspension. Containers of precisely this form are depicted in Deccani court painting, suggesting this work’s provenance.
A Seated Dandy in a Fur-lined Coat Leaf from the Read Persian Album
Lovers Observed by a Youth Leaf from the Read Persian Album. Persia, ca.. 1630