Sutan avec harem Afranchi [sic] [Sultan with stamped harem]

Scope and Content

Mail Art. In this parody of orientalist painting, a desert scene satirizes petrol sheikhs/sultans and their harem of two Mariannes (a symbol for the French nation), using stamps for her heads. In a similar Mail Art drawing to a Sudanese friend, the title is ’petroparadisio’.

Access Information

Collection currently on display in the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, until 23rd March 2019.

Restrictions Apply

Acquisition Information

The donation was made to SOAS Library in June 2018 by Elsbeth Court, an academic who teaches African Art on the IFCELS course at SOAS, with the support and agreement of the artist Hassan Musa.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

white paper envelope 16cm x 23cm

Archivist's Note


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright in the artwork of Hassan Musa assigned to SOAS by the artist, 2018. Copyrights persist in other images and texts. The user is advised to investigate copyrights before making any re-use of this material.