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Hands of Fatima

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1992,0414,0.1

  • Title (object)

    • Hands of Fatima
  • Description

    Oil and acrylic on canvas. Vertical composition of brightly coloured veiled women with blank eyes whose open hands are painted with henna and signs against the evil eye. Signed and dated.

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1989
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 89 centimetres
    • Width: 70 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        signature and date
      • Inscription Script

        Arabic and English
      • Inscription Position

        lower edge, right
      • Inscription Content

        LRS 89
        89 [Artist's name in Arabic:Shawa]
      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Language

        English
  • Bibliography

    • Porter 2006 96 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2006 18 May-2 Sept, London, BM, Word into Art, cat.96

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition date

    1992

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    1992,0414,0.1

Vertical composition of brightly coloured veiled woman with blank eyes. Between the faces are open hands painted with henna and with signs against the evil eye. Signed. Oils on canvas.

Vertical composition of brightly coloured veiled woman with blank eyes. Between the faces are open hands painted with henna and with signs against the evil eye. Signed. Oils on canvas.

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

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