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Escape

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2014,6047.2

  • Title (object)

    • Escape
  • Description

    Aquatint depicting a woman removing her veil.

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1975
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 37.5 centimetres (plate marks)
    • Width: 30.5 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        signature and date
      • Inscription Position

        bottom
  • Curator's comments

    From Fereshteh Daftari, “Iran Modern”, (New York: Asia Society in association with Yale UP, New Haven, 2014), 40: "Increasingly as the 1979 Revolution approached, women were expressing their opposition to the Pahlavi regime by wearing head scarves. In Hagigat's 1977 work Escape, however, a woman is freeing herself from her veil as a gesture of longing for freedom and a protest against the patriarchal society. Hagigat was among the few women artists active in the period under scrutiny who dealt with issues of gender and politics."

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  • Bibliography

    • Daftari and Diba 2013 plate 30 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G34/od

  • Exhibition history

    2016-17 26 Nov – 2 Apr, London, BM, G34, Iranian Voices

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2014

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    2014,6047.2

Aquatint depicting a woman removing her veil in a longing for freedom and as a protest against the patriarchal society in Iran in the 1970s.

Aquatint depicting a woman removing her veil in a longing for freedom and as a protest against the patriarchal society in Iran in the 1970s.

reproduced by permission of the artist © The Trustees of the British Museum

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