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    Cosmopolitan Crosscurrents in a Safavid Painting

    Presented by at Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum

    August 25, 2012


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    Cosmopolitan Crosscurrents in a Safavid Painting

    Mika Natif, Assistant Curator for Islamic and Later Indian Art, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, Harvard Art Museums

    This gallery talk will examine the small 17th-century Persian painting Courtier Refusing Wine from Indian Courtesans, which brings up fascinating issues regarding East–West relations through its subject matter, technique, and style. Blending local and foreign elements, the work reflects...

    Mika Natif, Assistant Curator for Islamic and Later Indian Art, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, Harvard Art Museums

    This gallery talk will examine the small 17th-century Persian painting Courtier Refusing Wine from Indian Courtesans, which brings up fascinating issues regarding East–West relations through its subject matter, technique, and style. Blending local and foreign elements, the work reflects the cosmopolitan nature of Safavid Iran.

    Free with price of admission. Admission is free to MA residents with valid ID on Saturdays before noon.

    Gallery talks are informal and include discussion. Limited to 25 participants; please arrive early.


    Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum

    485 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA 02138

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    Admission Info:

    Free with price of admission. Admission is free to MA residents with valid ID on Saturdays before noon.


    General Day and Time Info:

    11:00am–12:00pm


    Phone: 617-495-9400


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