NOW ON VIEW: Muhammad Shah's Royal Persian Tent. Pictured: 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. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund

NOW ON VIEW: Muhammad Shah's Royal Persian Tent. Pictured: 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. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund

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A YOUNG WOMAN WITH A WHITE VEIL, ATTRIBUTABLE TO MUHAMMAD, QAJAR, PERSIA, CIRCA 1845

A YOUNG WOMAN WITH A WHITE VEIL, ATTRIBUTABLE TO MUHAMMAD, QAJAR, PERSIA, CIRCA 1845

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badesaba:  Portrait of a Nobleman or Royal Figure - possibly Muhammad Shah Qajar. possibly by Abu’l Hasan Ghaffari, Sani’ al-Mulk, active, 1814-1866 - ink and opaque watercolor on ivory or shell

badesaba: Portrait of a Nobleman or Royal Figure - possibly Muhammad Shah Qajar. possibly by Abu’l Hasan Ghaffari, Sani’ al-Mulk, active, 1814-1866 - ink and opaque watercolor on ivory or shell

Muhammad Shah Rangeela

Muhammad Shah Rangeela

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Abu Al-Fatah Nasir-ud-Din Roshan Akhtar Muhammad Shah

Abu Al-Fatah Nasir-ud-Din Roshan Akhtar Muhammad Shah

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A magnificent, large, diamond-set enamelled gold Portrait of Muhammad Shah Qajar (r. 1834-48) Persia, circa 1835-40,  the oval medallion enamelled in polychrome & inlaid with gold, depicting the Shah with head turned, wearing a crimson robe with pearl-encrusted collar, his turban with an elaborate diamond-set sarpech, the robe with diamond ornaments on the shoulders…set into an elaborate gold frame with diamond-set green & red enamelled flowers; 10.1 x 8 cm. Price realized $187,184

A magnificent, large, diamond-set enamelled gold Portrait of Muhammad Shah Qajar (r. 1834-48) Persia, circa 1835-40, the oval medallion enamelled in polychrome & inlaid with gold, depicting the Shah with head turned, wearing a crimson robe with pearl-encrusted collar, his turban with an elaborate diamond-set sarpech, the robe with diamond ornaments on the shoulders…set into an elaborate gold frame with diamond-set green & red enamelled flowers; 10.1 x 8 cm. Price realized $187,184

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Iran, Rasht, Qajar period (1779-1925), Royal Tent Made for Muhammad Shah (ruled 1834-48), Interior: wool: plain weave, inlaid work; silk: embroidery, chain stitch; tape, leather ; Exterior: cotton, wool: plain weave; rope, iron ring, Cleveland Museum of Art

Iran, Rasht, Qajar period (1779-1925), Royal Tent Made for Muhammad Shah (ruled 1834-48), Interior: wool: plain weave, inlaid work; silk: embroidery, chain stitch; tape, leather ; Exterior: cotton, wool: plain weave; rope, iron ring, Cleveland Museum of Art

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Nasir-ud-Din Muhammad Shah playing holi

Nasir-ud-Din Muhammad Shah playing holi

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File:Emperor Muhammad Shah at a window, holding an emerald and the mouthpiece of a ho (6125078792).jpg

File:Emperor Muhammad Shah at a window, holding an emerald and the mouthpiece of a ho (6125078792).jpg

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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.

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.

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