- Persian Costumes
Portrait of a young man; single-page painting mounted on album folio. A young man in a full-length pink robe worn over a yellow flowered dress, white pantaloons and undershirt, stands holding an orange fruit and a standard in the shape of the name ʿAli. He wears a conical shaped hat inscribed with cartouches containing the words: "Ya Ahad Ya Samad". A purse with two ducks' heads is draped over the youth's arm. Album contains 19 paintings of Persian costumes.
Ink and opaque watercolour on paper. Album bound in green leather with gold gilt trim, with pages of gold trim. Includes loose letter (in French) on thin blue paper describing contents and addressed to recipient.
- 1842 (date of European binding)
- Made in: Iran
- (Asia,Middle East,Iran)
- Height: 18.3 centimetres (image (av.))
- Width: 11.8 centimetres (image (av.))
- Height: 25.6 centimetres (page)
- Width: 18.4 centimetres (page)
- Height: 26.5 centimetres (manuscript)
- Width: 20 centimetres (manuscript)
- Thickness: 1.1 centimetres (manuscript)
Inscription ContentYa Ahad Ya Samad
Inscription Commentin cartouches
Inscription PositionAlbum spine
Inscription ContentPersian Costumes, 1842
See 1921,0614,0.1 .1-.19 for all folios included in this album.
Album of Persian Costumes. A young man in a full-length pink robe worn over a yellow flowered dress, white pantaloons and undershirt, stands holding an orange fruit and a standard in the shape of the name ?Ali. He wears a conical shaped hat inscribed with cartouches containing the words: "Ya Ahad Ya Samad". A purse with two ducks' heads is draped over the youth's arm. Opaque watercolour on paper.
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Object reference number: RFM1715
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