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Copy of Persian Miniature [School Scene]

Artist: Unknown Persian Artist Primary
Date: Copy from ca. 1900
20th century
Dimensions: 14 x 8 in. (35.56 x 20.32 cm)
Object Type: Painting
Creation Place: Middle East, Iran
Medium and Support: Gouache on paper
Credit Line: Bequest of the Farrell Estate
Accession Number: CAC2006.02.05
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These are extremely well-executed copies of 15th- and 16th-century Persian miniatures (Timurid and Safavid). Created after folios from manuscripts created at the Muslim courts of 16th-century Persia (Tabriz and Shiraz), they typify Muslim manuscripts of the era. The subject matter of the miniatures ranges from hunting to romantic scenes in both interior and exterior settings.

Adapted from Mary Beth Heston, Asia Network Consultancy


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Unique works in which images are formed primarily by the direct application of pigments suspended in oil, water, egg yolk, molten wax, or other liquid, arranged in masses of color, onto a generally two-dimensional surface.
Items comprising a collection of leaves of paper, parchment, wood, stiffened textile, ivory, metal tablets, or other flat material, that are blank, written on, or printed, and are strung or bound together in a volume.
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Land owned and controlled by the state or federal government. Also, the status of publications, products, and processes that are not protected under patent or copyright.
A method of painting with matte, opaque watercolor paint. Gouache painting employs opaque layers of color rather than the transparent washes used in the aquarelle technique, due to the differing pigment densities of the media.

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