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"King Ahasuerus" Wallpaper

1978.159B (RS193896)

Description

Fragment of "King Ahasuerus" a pillar and arch wallpaper. See 1978.159A for matching paper fragment still attached to wall board. Paper depicts a man seated on throne with a domed top, under a large arch with egg and dart molding. Block printed in tans, black, and white. 42" repeat.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1785-1800
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Wallpaper
wallpapers
Dimensions
30 x 14 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1978.159B
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Harrison Black
GUSN
284283
Related Items
Title "King Ahasuerus" Wallpaper Accession number 1978.159A Relationship matching fragment
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Title Wallpaper Accession number 2001.281.370

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Period/Style
Pillar & Arch
Form
wall fragment
Pattern Name
King Ahasuerus
State
Original
Paper Type
Handmade
Use
Sidewall/Fill
Print Dimensions
Print dimensions: repeat height 42 (inches)

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