Antique South Persia Kashmiri Lacquered Papier Mache Dish Bowl Polo Players
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Antique South Persia Kashmiri Lacquered Papier Mache Dish Bowl Polo Players:
Late 19 th Century South Persian Kashmiri laquered Papier-Mache footed shallow dish / bowl with equestrian motif depicting turbaned polo players on horseback. Well-defined characters hand-painted on a gold background. Nice commensurate condition. Circa 1900s. Measures approx. 9 inches across. (23 cm) and 1.5 "in height (4.5cm)" on a circular foot.These dishes/ bowl come up for sale very rarely. See pictures for condition.The quintessential pastime of emperors and kings, polo is thought to have originated among horseback chase games, like buzkashi , still played in Central Asia today. B y the 7th Century polo was already played in Persia, from w it was transmitted to India where it became a royal pursuit played with enthusiasm by the great Mughal emperors Akbar (r. 1556-1605) and Jahangir (r. 1605-1627). Polo was later adopted by British colonials who brought it to the West.
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