Upper Cover of a Bookbinding

Historical period(s)
Qajar period, 19th century
Papier-mache with lacquer and photographs Glued and painted
H x W: 30 x 20.3 cm (11 13/16 x 8 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Bookbinding cover

dragon, Henri Vever collection, Iran, phoenix, Qajar period (1779 - 1925), WWII-era provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Jake Benson. Persian Language, Literature and Culture: New leaves, fresh looks. .
  • Glenn D. Lowry, Milo Cleveland Beach, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Susan Nemanzee, Janet Snyder. An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 491, p. 385.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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