Qajar Amulet with Woman’s Portrait
Artist/maker unknown, Persian
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Persian painters had practiced the art of enameling since the Safavid period (1501–1722), initially imitating European prototypes, but painters in the late Persian Qajar court (1781–1925) brought the art to a new level. They excelled at gold enameling with vivid colors and exquisite floral and figural designs.