Painting of the Day: Girl w/ Wine Cup, Isfahan, Iran, 1650

British Museum | Persian Watercolor in style of Muhammad Qasim | – –

“Girl with a wine cup Style of Muhammad Qasim Safavid Iran, Isfahan, 1640-50 Ink and opaque watercolour on paper By 1650 drawings of young men or women holding wine cups in the countryside had become standard rather than hackneyed fare in Persian art. It is unclear how the use of the bowl at the left and the long-necked bottle differed unless the bottle contained rosewater and the bowl, wine.”

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Via The British Museum