Royal Round Tent Made for Muhammad Shah (ruled 1834–48). Iran, Rasht, Qajar period (1779–1925). Interior: Plain weave: inlaid work, wool; embroidery: chain stitch, silk; tape, leather, rope. Exterior: Plain weave: cotton; iron ring, rope; h: 360 cm, diam: 400 cm. Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2014.388.
Builder and Warrior with Artistic Tastes The 17century Mughal Emperor of India, Shah Jahan was just one of a long line of regional descendants of the Great Mongol Genghis Khan. He spent most of his life eliminating contenders for his father’s throne. His military efforts were mixed, and he eventually achieved his goal with immense bloodshed. However, his reign is credited the outstanding period of Indian architecture. Jahan built the Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque) and the more famous Taj Mahal
Single owner collection of Qajar Orders and Decorations lead Bonhams Sale of Islamic Art