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Painting; two girls and a boy dance against a void background. Each figure is spaced equal distance apart, with arms extended. No text. Opaque watercolour on paper.
- Made in: Iran
- (Asia,Middle East,Iran)
- Width: 32 centimetres (image)
- Height: 21.6 centimetres (image)
The figures in this painting have been identified as two girls and a boy, the figure in the centre. The beardless boy, perhaps a eunuch, has shorter hair than the girls and a fur hat with a crown similar to some found in 18th-century paintings.
In 19th-century Iran, large-scale oil paintings on canvas and album paintings with no narrative content proliferated. Female dancers and musicians who in earlier eras would have been depicted performing for a prince and his retinue or family, now were shown alone.
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Object reference number: RFM605
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