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Mirror case with flowers

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1769 (1183 A.H.)
  • Geography

  • Material

    Watercolor, gold-colored pigments, and lacquer on pasteboard
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 24.8 × 17.6 × 1.7 cm (9 3/4 × 6 15/16 × 11/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Muhammad Baqir (mid-18th century)
  • Provenance

    From ca. 1960 to 2011
    Ezzat-Malek Soudavar, Tehran, Iran and Geneva, Switzerland [1]
    From 2011 to 2014
    Abolala Soudavar, Geneva, Switzerland, gift of his mother, Ezzat-Malek Soudavar [2]
    From 2014
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Abolala Soudavar in 2014 [3]
    [1] According to Abolala Soudavar, his mother amassed most of her collection during the 1960s and 1970s. Around 1980, Ezzat-Malek Soudavar moved her collection for safekeeping to Geneva, Switzerland, in a bank safe deposit that she had. On March 24, 2011, Ezzat-Malek Soudavar formally gave the collection to her son, Abolala Soudavar. This information was provided by Abolala Soudavar in 2013. See letter from Abolala Soudavar dated Nov. 30, 2013, copy in object file, Collections Management Office. The collection remained in Geneva until its arrival at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, DC.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] See Deed of Gift, original in object file, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Ezzat-Malek Soudavar (Iranian, 1913-2014)
    Abolala Soudavar
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of A. Soudavar in memory of his mother Ezzat-Malek Soudavar
  • Type

    Furniture and Furnishing
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