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Portrait of His Majesty Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien, 28th Sultan of Brunei Darussalam
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This portrait was painted when His Majesty was the 28th Sultan of Brunei. His Majesty was born in 23 September 1914 and became king in 1950, reigning Brunei for 17 years. He was known as the 'Architect of modern Brunei'.

History of the Object
Part of Brunei Museum's first art collection acquired in 1964. It is the portrait of His Majesty Sultan Omar Ali Saiffuddien in traditional attire called Baju Bergulambir, referring to the folded cloth on the neck and a traditional Bruneian hand-woven samping with Bunga Putar woven in gold thread as motif, around the waist.

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Type
Painting 
Materials
Oil paint on canvas 
Measurements
Width 62cm Height 76cm  
Creator name
Irene Heart 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Brunei; Brunei Darussalam 
Geography
Brunei 
Time period
AD 20th century ~ AD 20th century 
Creation date
20th Century; 1965 
Function
artwork 
Acquisition
The artist, from Chelsea, England was invited by Brunei Shell Petroleum Company to paint a life picture of His Majesty at the Darul Hana Palace. The finished portrait was then presented to the Brunei Museums Department as a gift. 
Copyright
No information, data or images may be published or reproduced without written permission of Brunei Museums Department. 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Brunei Museums Department, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Brunei Darussalam. 
Museum
Brunei Museum 
Credit line
Brunei Museums Department, Brunei Darussalam 

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