Book cover with painted illustrations on both sides. Outside vertical illustration depicts a daytime scene in a Zenana, or harem. Two lovers are shown before attendants, musicians and a dancer. A tray depicted at centre is laden with serving ware, and various fruits appear throughout the scene on the carpets. The image is framed by concentric bands of black and red with gold. Inside horizontal illustration also depicts a scene in a Zenana, but at night. Two lovers are shown with attendants, musicians and a dancer. An ornate floral band with a background in black and borders in green and gold frames the image. Book cover lacquered on papier mâché.
- 19thC (early)
- Made in: Iran
- (Asia,Middle East,Iran)
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Object reference number: RFM510
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