Detail View: Costume History: Muhammed Shah, King of Persia

Work Record ID: 
14148
Work Type: 
prints (visual works)
Title: 
Muhammed Shah, King of Persia
Title Alternative: 
King of Persia, Those learned men must be held in honor
Measurements: 
23.2 cm x 14.4 cm
Material: 
paper
Material: 
ink
Technique: 
lithography
Cultural Context: 
Persian (culture)
Date Original: 
1843
Location: 
Andover, Massachusetts, USA
Repository: 
Western Michigan University, Libraries, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Call number: 
DS 258 .P4 1843
Style Period: 
Qajar
Subject-LCNA: 
Perkins, Justin 1805-1869
Subject-LCSH: 
Clothing and dress--Iran
Subject-LCSH: 
Royalty
Subject-LCSH: 
Thrones
Subject-AAT: 
belts (costume accessories)
Subject-AAT: 
hairstyles
Subject-AAT: 
daggers (weapons)
Subject-AAT: 
crown jewels
Subject-AAT: 
robes (main garments)
Subject-TGM: 
Rulers
Subject-TGN: 
Iran (nation)
Subject-Keywords: 
royalty, kings, Persia, shah
Relation: 
Electronic version available through Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=RmoqAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Perkins+AND+Persia&hl=en&ei=72gtTseAFrGOsAKq0LmmCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CDwQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=Perkins%20AND%20P
Description: 
Black and white lithograph showing Muhammed Shah, the ruler of Persia, dressed in his finery, probably consisting of the khilauts (Shoberl 1845, p. 62-63) ensemble. He wears a jeweled crown, collar, arm bands, cuffs, belt, and dagger. The Shah is seated in an elaborately ornamented throne with lion heads at the ends of the arms. In his hands is a piece of paper. He wears the full beard and mustache of a ruler and leader.
Image Source: 
Perkins, Justin. A Residence of Eight Years in Persia, Among the Nestorian Christians: with Notices of the Muhammedans. Andover, MA: Allen, Morrill & Wardwell, 1843.
References: 
Shoberl, Frederic. Persia: Containing a Description of the Country with an Account of Its Government, Laws, and Religion, and of the Character, Manners and Customs, Art, Amusements, Etc. of Its Inhabitants. Philadelphia: Grigg & Elliot, 1845.
Work Rights: 
Western Michigan University Libraries, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Image Type: 
digital images
Image Format: 
image/tiff; image/jp2
Image Measurements: 
89,590,949 bytes
View Description: 
general views
Digital Publisher: 
Western Michigan University
Collection Title: 
Costume History Collection
Image Rights: 
Western Michigan University Libraries
Image Access: 
For use of digital image, contact Special Collections, Waldo Library, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA 49008-5353
Image Identifier: 
EXWS_Cos_Per_001