Suigan (of Chuiwan). 16th century


Four men on horseback contest a team game of Suigan (= Persian polo) accompanied by their caddies, each with replacement mallets.

An illuminated miniature folio form a mid-sixteenth century manuscript of poetry by Mir Ali Scher.

Staatliche Museen, Berlin, Germany


• Golf through the ages by Michael Flannery, page 69. January 2004