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"King Ahasuerus" wallpaper on Board

1978.159A (RS207181)

Description

Sheathing board with fragment of "King Ahasuerus," a pillar and arch wallpaper. Board is whitewashed on opposite side. See 1978.159B for matching paper removed from 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.\n

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1785-1800
Material
paper (fiber product)
wallpapers
whitewashing (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Building Components; Construction Materials
Descriptive terms
Board
boards (flat objects)
Lumber
paper (fiber product)
sheathing
Unidentified Paper
wallpapers
whitewashing (coating)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
72 x 18 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1978.159A
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Harrison Black
GUSN
49627
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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

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