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Qajar Amulet with Woman’s Portrait

Artist/maker unknown, Persian

Geography:
Made in Tehran, Iran, Asia

Date:
c. 1800-1850

Medium:
Gold with enamel

Dimensions:
Height: 9/16 inches (1.4 cm) Diameter: 1 7/8 inches (4.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
South Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1925-27-373

Credit Line:
Gift of Lydia Thompson Morris, 1925

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Label:
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.