Qajar Pottery Tile Depicting Umberto I of Italy

Era: Qajar Period, Iran.
Date: 19th century.
Size: 8 x 8 inches
Sold by Anavian Gallery.
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This tile is somewhat peculiar. The image on the tile belongs to King Umberto I of Italy. I am still wondering why this tile was made. Perhaps it was ordered by Iranian who were interested in Italy or some Italians who were present in Persia at the time.