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Archaizing Relief of a Seated King and Attendants

Arts of the Islamic World

MEDIUM Alabaster, carved
  • Place Made: Iran
  • DATES late 19th century
    DYNASTY Qajar
    PERIOD Qajar Period
    DIMENSIONS 11 3/4 x 10 7/8 in. (29.8 x 27.7 cm) Dimensions not verified as of 5/18/08. -LA  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 08.480.224
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Archaizing Relief of a Seated King and Attendants, late 19th century. Alabaster, carved, 11 3/4 x 10 7/8 in. (29.8 x 27.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 08.480.224. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 08.480.224_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Alabaster relief with carved depiction of an Iranian king seated on his throne; behind him, an attendant with a fan and a standing bodyguard with spear. In front of the throne, another bodyguard shown in rear view, with spear. Although it is likely created in the late XIXth century A.D., it is in the style of Vth-IVth century B.C. Condition: Intact. Back of relief is concave and was pierced for suspension. False staining removed from surface in January 1956. Treated 4/2/1991, see conservation file for details.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (76%)
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