Mirror Case

Mirror Case

1800s

Lacquer

Gift of Mrs. L. E. Holden 1918.785

Description

This mirror case focuses on a single female figure shown on both the interior and exterior of the case. Although she wears a slightly different ensemble in the painting inside the lid, the woman has the same henna tattoo on her throat. On the exterior she is mounted on horseback and wears a jacket embroidered with gems and pearls over a pair of wide-legged trousers, typical for ladies of the Qajar court. Her bold continuous eyebrow, kohl-lined eyes, and henna-dyed fingernails accord with Qajar fashion.

See also
Collection: 
Islamic Art
Department: 
Islamic Art
Type of artwork: 
Lacquer
Medium: 
Lacquer

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