- Identification and Creation
- Physical Descriptions
- Opaque watercolor, gold-colored pigments, and lacquer over brass and tin layers on pasteboard
- 3.2 × 3.6 × 21.8 cm (1 1/4 × 1 7/16 × 8 9/16 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
راقمه ابوالحسن الغفاری نقاشباشی
یا وهّاب ۱۲۷۱
Painted by Abu al-Hasan al-Ghaffari, Chief Painter
O Munificent One! 1854-55
- Ezzat-Malek Soudavar, Geneva, Switzerland (by 2014), by descent; to her son Abolala Soudavar, Houston, Texas (2014), gift; to Harvard Art Museums, 2014.
Ezzat-Malek Soudavar (1913-2014) formed this collection over a period of sixty years. She purchased the works of art on the international art market.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of A. Soudavar in memory of his mother Ezzat-Malek Soudavar
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- Asian and Mediterranean Art
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- Cover and sliding compartment with rounded ends. The top is decorated in vertical format with an oblong cartouche containing the Virgin and Child, a white-bearded man, and a winged putto. The rest of the top and the sides are covered with densely painted illumination. The base and outer surfaces of the compartment are painted with a gold arabesque on a red background. Inside the compartment, multicolored flowers are painted on a gold background.
- Exhibition History
Technologies of the Image: Art in 19th-Century Iran, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/26/2017 - 01/07/2018
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