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Portraits of celebrities of the Persian Court

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (series)

    • Portraits of celebrities of the Persian Court
  • Description

    A dancing girl; single-page painting mounted on album folio. Dancing girl with hennaed hands holding a bottle and a cup. Wearing an orange skirt, red slippers, red and white striped tunic, feathered headdress and red shawl with gold piping that covers her head and torso. Inscribed. Album contains 26 portraits and flower studies.
    Ink and opaque watercolour on paper. Album bound with leather, with gold gilt trim decorating front cover, spine and edges of pages.


  • School/style

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1830 (circa)
    • 1852 (Album compiled)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 22.4 centimetres (page)
    • Width: 18 centimetres (page)
    • Height: 23.2 centimetres (manuscript)
    • Width: 19 centimetres (manuscript)
    • Thickness: 1.2 centimetres (manuscript)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        Front of album
      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        Bottom of page
      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

        Dancing Girl _ No. 5.
  • Curator's comments

    See 1983,0315,0.1 .1-.26 for all folios included in this album.

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number


Album leaf, painting. Dancing girl. From an album of portraits  and  flower studies. Painted on paper.

Album leaf, painting. Dancing girl. From an album of portraits and flower studies. Painted on paper.

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