Cast and chased silver statuette; a bearded man in Persian costume standing with his right arm hanging beside his side and holding in his left hand a bundle of rods (barsom) in front of his chest; long narrow beard with whiskers and moustache; heavy eyebrows, large eyes and regular nose; wears a short jacket with close sleeves, gilded in front, and at the back ornamented with a vandyked band in cross-hatching; a skirt of many folds falls to his feet and diverges from a vertical raised median band which is decorated with herringbone and gilded; wears a low cylindrical headdress with a flat top covering the ears and bound with a raised fillet knotted at the back where the ends hang down; around the top is a flat band engraved with crenellations; below the headdress the long hair forms a large roll, projecting on each side of the face, and conventionally decorated behind with dotted circles; both feet are pierced at the instep.
- Highlights/COMPASS, G52 Ancient Iran 1995, Iranian Room 1975
- In Series
- Oxus Treasure
- Made Of
- silver, gold
- Type of Thing
- Exhibition History
2016 5 year loan PROMISED
2006 7 Mar-11 Jun, Barcelona, Fundacion La Caixa, 'L'imperi Oblidat'
2005-2006 Sept-Jan, London, BM, 'Forgotten Empire'
G52/IRAN/27, 17/11/95-Aug 2005.
G49/IRAN/27, 16 Jun-23 Dec 1994.
1989 Temporary display, BM, Room 35 (Hinton St Mary mosaic staircase)
Iranian Room [IR], OT case, no 1, Jul 1975-ca 1990.
Persian Landing c/c, south-west, from 1958.
Room 20: Persian Room, 1931-ca 1939.
King Edward VII Building: Franks Display, 1923-1931.
Gold Ornament Room, 1900-.
- cast, pierced, gilded, chased
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