کاسه سفالی کاسه سفالی، ایران، پایان قرن 12 یا آغاز قرن 13 میلادی Bowl, Mina'i ("enameled") ware Date: late century Culture: Iran Medium: Composite body, stain-and overglaze-painted Dimensions: Diameter: 7 in.
STAR GATES: PERSIA/ IRAN- Bowl with astronomical and royal figures, Seljuq period century Central or northern Iran Stonepaste; polychrome in glaze and overglaze painted and gilded on opaque monochrome glaze (minai)
Ahmed Sanjar was the Sultan of the Seljuq Empire from 1118 to 1153. In 1117 he marched against the Ghaznavid Sultan Arslan-Shah of Ghazna defeating him at Battle of Ghazni and installing his brother Bahram in the throne as a Seljuk vassal. In 1141, Sanjar marched to confront the Kara Khitan threat and engaged them near Samarkand at the Battle of Qatwan. He suffered an astounding defeat — his first — losing all Seljuq territory east of the Syr Darya.
The world’s greatest literary epics: the 1000 year-old Persian Book of Kings, or Shahnameh. Completed by the poet Ferdowsi in AD this vast narrative poem telling the 'Iranian version' of the history of the world is an icon of Persian culture.