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Section of a Ceiling from the Narinjistan Mansion

Arts of the Islamic World

These sections of a painted wood ceiling come from the public audience hall of the Narinjistan (Orange Garden) mansion in Shiraz, in southwestern Iran. Construction of this residence, noted for its opulent surface decorations and mirror work, was begun in 1870 by Mirza Ibrahim Khan and completed in 1885 by Muhammad Riza Khan, who belonged to the prominent Qavam family of Shiraz.
MEDIUM Polychrome and metallic pigments on wood
DATES ca. 1870
DIMENSIONS 49 x 60 1/2 in. (124.5 x 153.7 cm) from Curatorial catalogue card: 47 x 67 in. (119.4 x 170.2 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Carll H. de Silver Fund
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CAPTION Section of a Ceiling from the Narinjistan Mansion, ca. 1870. Polychrome and metallic pigments on wood, 49 x 60 1/2 in. (124.5 x 153.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Carll H. de Silver Fund, 70.97.1. Creative Commons-BY
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Section of a Ceiling from the Narinjistan Mansion