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Section of a Ceiling from the Narinjistan Mansion, Side Panel

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
  • Place Made: Shiraz, Iran
  • DATES ca. 1870
    DIMENSIONS from Curatorial catalogue card: 11 x 61 in. (27.9 x 154.9 cm)
    CREDIT LINE Carll H. de Silver Fund
    PROVENANCE Prior to 1970, provenance not yet documented; by 1970, acquired by Daniel Brooks Inc., New York, NY; October 13, 1970, purchased from Daniel Brooks Inc. by the Brooklyn Museum.
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