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Powerful Women: Painting and Building in Persiante Culture

Women courting princes, visiting mausoleums, bathing and dancing at court, hunting—Persianate book painting of the fifteenth century is extraordinarily rich in images of women. Equally impressive are extant examples of monumental patronage by women of the House of Timur. In this talk, Sussan Babaie, Professor of Persian Art and Architecture, The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, explores the implications for patronage in this period of the "female touch."

Recorded September 21, 2012

This program is made possible by the American Institute of Iranian Studies.

It is given in memory of Marie Lukens Swietochowski.

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