23 April 2002
ALBUM OF MILITARY UNIFORMS OF THE QAJAR COURT
Qajar Iran, mid-19th century
Gouache heightened with gold on paper, thirty five drawings of coats, trousers and epaulettes, inscribed above in black in Persian, some water staining, in contemporary floral lacquer binding
Folio 13 1/8 x 8¼in. (33.3 x 20.7cm.)
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The album contains paintings of the uniforms of different military ranks of the Royal arsenal. Influenced by European miltary uniforms, they probably date from the period of Nasir al-Din Shah (1848-1896 AD).
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