Description: oil, gold leaf and aluminium on canvas
Dimensions: 134 by 124cm.; 52 3/4 by 48 3/4 in.
Medium: oil, gold leaf and aluminium on canvas
Condition Report: Condition: This work is in very good condition with some minor paint chips to the left lower edge and right left edge of the painting. Colours: The colours are accurate in the catalogue illustration, but the catalogue fails to convey the metallic feel of the work.
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Provenance: Collection of Mrs. Khorassani, Tehran (acquired directly from the artist in the 1980s)
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Private Collection, Tehran (acquired directly from the above in 2004)