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A Qajar Portrait of Two Girls

Photo credit: Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

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A Persian painting of two girls from the Qajar period. One holds a fruit in one hand and a glass in the other hand, the other plays a stringed instrument. Both are elaborately dressed. In Persia at this time paintings of this type were commonly displayed in niches around a room, with a single figure in each painting. This particular painting would probably have been cut down the middle to make two separate paintings, as the line where it would have been divided can be made out.

Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    118 x 174 cm

  • Accession number

    RAS 001.002

  • Acquisition method

    presented by Sir Gore Ouseley, 1828


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