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Cosmopolitan Crosscurrents in a Safavid Painting

Courtier Refusing Wine from Indian Courtesans, Iran, c. 1650–1700, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum.

Courtier Refusing Wine from Indian Courtesans, Iran, c. 1650–1700, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum.

Saturday, August 18, 2012
11:00am – 12:00pm

Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

Cosmopolitan Crosscurrents in a Safavid Painting
Gallery Talk

Rescheduled from August 25, 2012

Mika Natif, Assistant Curator for Islamic and Later Indian Art, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, Harvard Art Museums

This gallery talk will examine the small 17th-century Persian painting Courtier Refusing Wine from Indian Courtesans, which brings up fascinating issues regarding East–West relations through its subject matter, technique, and style. Blending local and foreign elements, the work reflects the cosmopolitan nature of Safavid Iran.

Free with price of admission. Admission is free to MA residents with valid ID on Saturdays before noon.

Gallery talks are informal and include discussion. Limited to 25 participants; please arrive early.

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