- Identification and Creation
- Physical Descriptions
- Opaque watercolor, gold-colored pigments, and lacquer on pasteboard
- 3.9 × 3.9 × 23.6 cm (1 9/16 × 1 9/16 × 9 5/16 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
inscription: یا عباس ۱۲۹۵
O Abbas! 1878-79
- inscription: یا عباس ۱۲۹۵
- Ezzat-Malek Soudavar, Geneva, Switzerland (by 2014), by descent; to her son Abolala Soudavar, Houston, Texas (2014), gift; to Harvard Art Museums, 2014.
Ezzat-Malek Soudavar (1913-2014) formed this collection over a period of sixty years. She purchased the works of art on the international art market.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of A. Soudavar in memory of his mother Ezzat-Malek Soudavar
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- Asian and Mediterranean Art
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- Cover and sliding compartment with rounded ends. The top is decorated in vertical format with three oval medallions. In the center is a three quarter length portrait of a woman; the upper and lower medallions contain eagles. The sides each feature a circular medallion in the center with a bust length female portrait, flanked by oval medallions containing pairs of male and female ruminants. The base and compartment are painted with a gold arabesque on a black background.
- Publication History
Massumeh Farhad and Mary McWilliams, ed., A Collector’s Passion: Ezzat-Malek Soudavar and Persian Lacquer, Harvard Art Museums and Freer/Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution (Cambridge, MA/Washington, D.C., 2017), p. 153, cat. 164
David Roxburgh and Mary McWilliams, ed., Technologies of the Image: Art in 19th-Century Iran, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2017), p. 34, fig. 15; pp. 156-157, cat. 71
- Exhibition History
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