"King Ahasuerus" Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1785-1800

GUSN

GUSN-284283

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

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
Wallpaper

Pattern

King Ahasuerus

Related Items

Title "King Ahasuerus" Wallpaper Accession Number 1978.159A
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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

30 x 14 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Harrison Black

Accession Number

1978.159B

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

wall fragment

Ground Color

Tan

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Period/Style

Pillar & Arch