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This is a blog of my personal collections. The purpose of this blog is to educate myself and public in regards to antiquities especially related to religion and calligraphy. I welcome everyone to input their feedback in this blog which they think would be helpful. I do not watermark the photos in this blog so everyone is free to use them as long as they are not used for illegal and unethical reasons. I appreciate if you could notify me if you plan to use any of the photos here. Enjoy browsing!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ancient Artifact Review 18 : Antique Persian Lacquered Book Cover (18th Century)

This is a priceless antique Persian lacquer panel decorated with scene in the palace. This is only 1 part of the book cover. The miniature depicting a couple were sitting and probably were chatting whereas there were 2 men in the background were sitting and probably were playing. Apparently they were pointing fingers to each other and I cant be sure what sort of games they were playing. Or probably they were arguing to each other. 
The couple probably Yousuf & Zulaikah. The gentleman is wearing green tunic whereas the lady is wearing a red tunic. The 2 men in the background are wearing brown tunic. All of them with yellow headresses.
The trees and even the flowers are intricately and beautifully painted. All of this is enclosed within a fantastic border that is typically Persian in style.
This type of painting was often found on Persian miniatures in the 1600s and 1700s. The detail on the faces, the clothing and the intricate detail on the borders are typical of the earlier miniatures.
On the back side of this book cover there is a flower motives in the middle clearly representating Persian origin.
Dimension : 270mm x 180mm

Dim : 27.0cm x 18.0cm
Date : 18th Century CE
Material : Paper Mache with lacquered
Origin : Iran/Iraq

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