Fahrelnissa Zeid (Turkish, 1901-91) Sumerian Princess (10)
Lot 315
Fahrelnissa Zeid (Turkish, 1901-91) Sumerian Princess (10)
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Fahrelnissa Zeid (Turkish, 1901-91) Sumerian Princess (10) Fahrelnissa Zeid (Turkish, 1901-91) Sumerian Princess (10) Fahrelnissa Zeid (Turkish, 1901-91) Sumerian Princess (10) Fahrelnissa Zeid (Turkish, 1901-91) Sumerian Princess (10) Fahrelnissa Zeid (Turkish, 1901-91) Sumerian Princess (10) Fahrelnissa Zeid (Turkish, 1901-91) Sumerian Princess (10) Fahrelnissa Zeid (Turkish, 1901-91) Sumerian Princess (10) Fahrelnissa Zeid (Turkish, 1901-91) Sumerian Princess (10) Fahrelnissa Zeid (Turkish, 1901-91) Sumerian Princess (10)
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Fahrelnissa Zeid (Turkish, 1901-91)
Sumerian Princess
ink and watercolour on paper, inscribed lower right: "Princess Sumerienne 1954. Musee de Baghdad", verso with a further sketch of a male figure 37 x 26.9 cm.; a bedouin female, gouache on paper, 31 x 23 cm.; a village girl, ink and gouache on paper, inscribed upper right: "Fahrelnissa Zeid. Koylu Kizli. 1944", verso with inscription, 20 x 13.8 cm.; a veiled female, mixed media on paper, 25.3 x 37.3 cm.; a veiled woman cooking outside a tent, gouache and ink on paper laid down on board, 31.5 x 43.4 cm.; bedouin women selling yoghurt, gouache and ink on paper, 20.4 x 12.6 cm.; and four other works on paper
(10)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: UK private collection; acquired directly from the artist in the mid 1970s.

    Fahrelnissa Zeid wrote of a moment during her first trip to Baghdad, as she looked through the window of the White Palace: "I could see, at dawn, a distant road coloured with the orange hue of morning light. Then I saw six or seven forms coming from the horizon, as if flying over the sands. I was frozen, stiff with fright. They carried on their heads pyramid shaped piles of yogurt jars and, from afar they looked like tall chimney stacks.... And their veils were waving in this golden, burning light." (quoted in Parinaud, Andre, Fahr El Nissa Zeid, Amman 1994, p. 38).
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