Section of a Ceiling from the Narinjistan Mansion
Arts of the Islamic World
These sections of a painted wood ceiling come from the public audience hall of the Narinjistan (Orange Garden) mansion in Shiraz, in southwestern Iran. Construction of this residence, noted for its opulent surface decorations and mirror work, was begun in 1870 by Mirza Ibrahim Khan and completed in 1885 by Muhammad Riza Khan, who belonged to the prominent Qavam family of Shiraz.
Polychrome and metallic pigments on wood
from Curatorial catalogue card: 9 1/2 x 44 1/2 in. (24.1 x 113 cm)
Carll H. de Silver Fund
Prior to 1970, provenance not yet documented; by 1970, acquired by Daniel Brooks Inc., New York, NY; October 13, 1970, purchased from Daniel Brooks Inc. by the Brooklyn Museum.
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