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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 453
This large polychrome stucco sculpture of a princely figure probably once served as a centerpiece of a more extensive composition of stucco revetments in an Iranian palace complex. Audience halls decorated with painted murals of similar figures were found in Lashkari Bazar (Afghanistan) and Merv (Turkmenistan). The figure has a round Turkic "moon face," fashionable in eastern and western Iran. He wears a robe under an embroidered and highly embellished coat, or kaftan, with a tiraz inscription band on the upper arm. The elaborate and partly gilded diadems and magnificent large sabers point to royal imagery.
Hagop Kevorkian, New York (by 1931–d. 1962); Kevorkian Foundation, New York (1962–66; its sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York,, November 4–5, 1966, lot 196); Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wolfe, New York (1966–67)
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