A Lacquer mirror case by Muhammad Baqir. Muhammad Baqir active painter in the second half of the 18th and early 19th centuries was a student of Ali Ashraf. He was active in lacquer and oil painting.
The back of the mirror shows an Adoration of the Shepherds, Netherlandish in style and doubtless after a European print. The front of the shutter shows a richly dressed woman in European dress, with a coverlet lined with ermine fur over her left arm, a kneeling devotee and female attendant in the background. She appears to be tugging at a string of pearls.
The presence of a devotee suggests that the original was a saint, but her vigorous gesture is much more appropriate to a heroine brandishing a sword, hence possibly a version of Judith Triumphant. The inner face of the shutter shows another richly dressed woman in early 18th-century dress standing against a window, evidently after a European formal portrait. Dimensions : 25 cm x 18,5 cm x 1,5 cm. Lease look at the photos.
Stanley, Lacquer of the Islamic Lands, The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, volume XXII, Part One, London 1996, cat. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat. The item "Islamic/ Middle Eastern, PERSIAN LACQUER MIRROR CASE MUHAMMAD BAQIR 18.
CENTURY" is in sale since Sunday, August 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Islamic/Middle Eastern". The seller is "grifinantiques" and is located in EU.
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