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After ‘Rustam Slaying the White Div’

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • After ‘Rustam Slaying the White Div’
  • Description

    Painting of tree on the right and a cave in the centre. Mixed media

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 2015
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 21.5 centimetres
    • Length: 31.8 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    This work is based on the British Museum's 'Rustam slaying the White Div' (1937,0710,0.327). He has repoduced and re-worked the painting removing the figures. In the artist's words: ‘the printed reproductions are delicately detached from photography paper and a resulting thin film marred by wrinkles is later mounted on cardboard papers thus giving a forged authenticity to the manipulated illustration of a mythical rendering of a lost reality.’


  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

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

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number



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