20C Indo Persian Mosaic Wall Mirror

20C Indo Persian Mosaic Wall Mirror.

LOVELY 20th Century Indo-Persian mosaic Wall mirror…….from circa 1980.

Edged in faux ivory or bone……and completely covered in glorious Indo-Persian mosaic…..similar to Sadeli Mosaic……geometric patterns made of faux ivory, stained faux ivory, stained wood and GOLDĀ flecks.

Banded in ebony stringing.

The entire frame has been heavily lacquered on top of the mosaic to keep it in perfect condition !!!

It has 3 different types of mosaic on it.

Probably made in Persia or Syria but deeply influenced by Indian mosaic work.

It replicates the type of Indo-Persian mosaic work from the 18th Century…..see some of those 18th Century pieces in our collection !!!


HISTORY: “Indo-Persian culture” refers to those Persian aspects that have been integrated into or absorbed into the cultures of the Indian Subcontinent (hence the prefix “Indo”), and in particular, into North India, and modern-day Pakistan.

Persian influence was first introduced to the South Asia by Muslim rulers of Turkic and Afghan origin, especially with the Delhi Sultanate from the 13th century, and in the 16th to 19th century by the Mughal Empire. In general, from its earliest days, aspects of the culture and language were brought to the subcontinent by various Persianized Central Asian Turkic and Afghan rulers and conquerors,[1] amongst them the most notable being Mahmud of Ghazni in the 11th century AD.

Persian was the official language of the Delhi Sultanate, the Mughal Empire, and their successor states, as well as the cultured language of poetry and literature. Many of the Sultans and nobility in the Sultanate period were Persianised Turks from Central Asia who spoke Turkic languages as their mother tongues. The Mughals were also culturally Persianized Central Asians (of Turco-Mongol origin), but spoke Chagatai Turkic as their first language at the beginning, before eventually adopting Persian. Persian became the preferred language of the Muslim elite of north India. Muzaffar Alam, a noted scholar of Mughal and Indo-Persian history, suggests that Persian became the lingua franca of the empire under Akbar for various political and social factors due to its non-sectarian and fluid nature.[2] The influence of these languages led to a vernacular that is the ancestor of today’s Urdu.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indo-Persian_culture

20C Indo Persian Mosaic Wall Mirror.

Provenance: Part of our extensive Anglo-Indian Collection.

Dimensions: 16.6″ Long, Ā 14.2″ wide and 1″ deep

Condition: Near Mint.

Price Now: $199

Early 20C Indo-Persian Mosaic Wall Mirror

Early 20C Indo-Persian Mosaic Wall Mirror

Early 20C Indo-Persian Mosaic Wall Mirror

Early 20C Indo-Persian Mosaic Wall Mirror

Early 20C Indo-Persian Mosaic Wall Mirror

Early 20C Indo-Persian Mosaic Wall Mirror

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