Morteza Katouzian (1943-)
“The Letter” (1984)
Oil on canvas
Four books of Morteza Katouzian’s paintings have already been published and a lot of his works have been presented as posters. Five of his paintings are in Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts and a big number of them are in the collections of Iranian and foreign collectors in different countries.
‘’Nooshin’s paintings are inspired by tales from her grandparents /
Influenced by stories she was told as a child, elements of the Qajar
dynasty are a central theme to her subject matter / In particular, women
from the Qajar dynasty make up her subjects / Nooshin aims to bring
back to life the history of women from the bygone era, ranging from
powerful mothers, daughters, keepers and decision makers.’’
A thoroughly decorated Jambiya, gilt from pommel to tip with Arabic calligraphy on the blade. The hilt is studded with turquoise and emeralds. Arabian, ca. 18th century, housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.