Mahin Afshanpur, a prized Iranian miniaturist who was honored as a living human treasure, died as a result of complications related to old age at her home in Tehran on Monday. She was 81.
She was one of five eminent miniaturists Iran introduced as its living human treasures after the art of miniature painting was inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2020. Ashanpur was interested in painting from childhood as she made use of every moment to do drawings with chalk and charcoal on the courtyard walls and floor of her family’s home. ECI reports, citing Tehrantimes.