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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.
oil on canvas
118 x 174 cm
presented by Sir Gore Ouseley, 1828
Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland
14 Stephenson Way, London, Greater London NW1 2HD EnglandView venue
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