Musée Guimet Decouvertes Archéologiques en Afghanistan et Indochine

Jean Buhot

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This lithographic poster marks the 1938 exhibition in Paris of objects from the newly excavated city of Begram, in northern Afghanistan. Among the finds were Deccan ivory panels, carved in a hybrid style to appeal to an international clientele, as well as Alexandrian Roman bronzes and painted glass, plaster-cast emblemata or ornaments, and Han-dynasty Chinese lacquer. The French artist Jean Buhot adapted the motif of the aristocratic woman at her toilette, attended by servants, to illustrate the Begram ivory figure types in this poster.

Musée Guimet Decouvertes Archéologiques en Afghanistan et Indochine, Jean Buhot, Lithographic print mounted on linen, France

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