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Pen box with European figures and landscapes

Muhammad Sadiq, Iranian, b. 18th century

Creation date: 1768-1769
Creation place: Iran

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Type: painted and lacquered pen box
Medium and Support: Papier-maché
Credit Line: Museum Acquisitions Fund
Accession Number: 2014.18.a-b
Dimensions: 1 1/2 x 8 1/8 in. (3.81 x 20.6 cm)
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SASAPA December 2014
Muhammad Sadiq

Pen box with European figures and landscapes
Iran; ca. 1768–69
Papier-maché; painted and lacquered
Museum Acquisitions Fund, 2014.18.a–b

Muhammad Sadiq
Pen box with European
figures and landscapes
Iran, ca. 1768–69
Papier-maché, painted and lacquered
Museum Acquisitions Fund, 2014.18.a-b

Gallery 11 Text June 2015
Painting in Iran could take many forms; in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, it became particularly popular to paint on papier-mâché pen and mirror cases. These objects were covered with a layer of resin varnish which has darkened over time, giving the painted surface a deep and lustrous finish. The group of objects here represents the work of important Qajar artists and the range of imagery with which they experimented—marbling, shaded drawings, the rose-and-nightingale theme, and works in a Europeanizing style.
Last Updated: 4/17/2017

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Persian Art , 6/16/2014 - 12/14/2014

Persian Art , 12/20/2014 - 00/00/00

Arts of Iran The San Diego Museum of Art , 1/20/2017 - 00/00/00

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