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Man and the Sculpture II

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2016,6053.1

  • Title (object)

    • Man and the Sculpture II
  • Description

    Gouache painted sculpture on top of an earlier printed lithograph book page illustrated with a seated man with surrounding calligraphy

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 2001
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 22 centimetres
    • Width: 16 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Tanavoli bought an old reprinted book titled 'Aja'yeb al-Makhluqat va Ghara'eb al Mojudat' (The Wonders of Creation and Strange Beings) from the Jom'e Bazaar (Friday Bazaar) of Tehran and ‘was impressed by the beauty of the inscriptions written in fine calligraphy…I decided to have my share of these beautiful pages for the memories.’ The content of the book was first printed during the late Qajar period (1779-1925) and this specific one is a later reprint. The drawings on top of the text and illustrations are of Tanavoli's own invention and are usually not relevant to the content of the page, but allude to his own interests and artistic fascinations.

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  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2016

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    2016,6053.1

Gouache painted sculpture on top of an earlier printed lithograph book page illustrated with a seated man with surrounding calligraphy

Reproduced by permission of the artist. © The Trustees of the British Museum

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