A Chinese dish set decorating the mihrab of Al-Masjid Al-Ayn

A Chinese dish set decorating the mihrab of Al-Masjid Al-Ayn

The carved mihrabs of Oman are often adorned with Chinese porcelain bowls and plates set into the gypsum. This plate, depicting a phoenix, dates to the Ming Dynasty. The dragon, symbolizing man, and the phoenix, symbolizing woman, were the most common motifs on Ming porcelain.
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Manah
Photographer:
Clive Gracey
A Chinese dish set decorating the mihrab of Al-Masjid Al-Ayn

A Chinese dish set decorating the mihrab of Al-Masjid Al-Ayn

The carved mihrabs of Oman are often adorned with Chinese porcelain bowls and plates set into the gypsum. This plate, depicting a phoenix, dates to the Ming Dynasty. The dragon, symbolizing man, and the phoenix, symbolizing woman, were the most common motifs on Ming porcelain.
Ref:
Date:
Location:
Manah
Photographer:
Clive Gracey