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Title

Persian lady

circa 1745-1750

Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -

Alternate image of Persian lady by Meissen
Alternate image of Persian lady by Meissen
Alternate image of Persian lady by Meissen
Alternate image of Persian lady by Meissen
Alternate image of Persian lady by Meissen
Alternate image of Persian lady by Meissen
  • Details

    Date
    circa 1745-1750
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    hard-paste porcelain
    Dimensions
    21.3 x 10.2 x 8.4 cm
    Credit
    On loan from Kenneth Reed
    Location
    18th c European porcelain
    Accession number
    L2012.66
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    Artist information
    Meissen

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  • About

    This figure, together with two others in the Reed Collection (L2012.65 and L2012.67), were adapted from prints in the ‘Recueil de cent estampes représentant différentes nations du Lévant (Collection of 100 prints representing different eastern nations)’ published in 1714 –15 by Charles de Ferriol, French ambassador to the Ottoman court. In Ferriol’s Recueil the Persian lady is paired with a Persian gentleman in a turban. Both prints served as sources for Meissen figures. Ferriol’s text laments the custom by which beautiful Persian women cover their hair with a shawl tied under the chin.

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