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19th Century Art Masterpieces

19th Century Art Masterpieces19th Century Art Masterpieces

The  19 relics of Qajar era (1786-1925) that  were on show at Louvre-Lens, an art museum in Lens, northern France, as contribution to a major 19th century Iranian art show are now on view at Golestan Palace.

The artifacts were on show under the title “Empire of Roses: Masterpieces of 19th Century Art” in France for three months.

The artifacts include eight oil paintings and watercolors, an album  of photos taken by Qajar king Nasser al-Din Shah (1831-1896), a copper crown that once belonged to the founder of the Qajar dynasty Aqa Mohammad Khan (1742-1797), two fine manuscripts of the Qur’an and six muraqqas (albums in book form containing calligraphies and miniature paintings), reported.

One significance of Qajar art is that it opens up to modernity while seeking to preserve its identity, says the statement of the exhibit published on the website of the museum

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