Mirror on a stand

22.2998

Mirror on a stand

22.2998

Description

This sun-dial-shaped mirror on a stand depicts a decorative cartouche with beautiful calligraphy executed in gold in the centre of the cover, ascribing it to King Nasir-ud-din (r. 1848 – 96). The cartouche reveals glimpses of red lining. This feature is comparable to the peacock in the Museum collection. On its reverse is a painting depicting a prince enjoying music and drinks with his companions.
Sir Ratan Tata Art Collection

Collection

Indian Decorative Art

Object Type

Decorative Art

Material

Steel with gold inlay

Schools/Culture/Period

Qajar Period

Technique

gold damascene

Date

19th century CE

Location

Persia (present-day Iran)

Dimension

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