Detail View: Costume History: A Moollah, or Persian Priest

Work Record ID: 
14158
Work Type: 
prints (visual works)
Title: 
A Moollah, or Persian Priest
Title Alternative: 
A Persian Moollâh
Measurements: 
23.2 cm x 14.4 cm
Material: 
paper
Material: 
ink
Material: 
pigment
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: 
Religious leaders
Subject-LCSH: 
Priests--Iran
Subject-AAT: 
hairstyles
Subject-AAT: 
robes (main garments)
Subject-AAT: 
turbans
Subject-AAT: 
shoes
Subject-AAT: 
walking sticks
Subject-TGM: 
Priests
Subject-TGN: 
Iran (nation)
Subject-Keywords: 
Priests, hats, coats
Relation: 
Electronic version available through Google Books: https://books.google.com/books?id=RmoqAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR11#v=onepage&q&f=false
Description: 
P. 268 "The dress of the Molláh, here introduced, imparts a fair idea of the gracefulness of Persian costume." The molláh is wearing the full length white cloak or aba (Vogelsang-Eastwood, p. 11) his green tunic is decorated with red bands. His turban is large made of patterned and plain white fabric, with some of the white fabric trailing behind. He wears the full beard and mustache typical to men of this region.
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: 
Vogelsang-Eastwood, Gillian. "Qajar Dress from Iran: In the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden." A digital publication http://www.rmv.nl/publicaties/8Qajar/e/hotzuk.pdf. 2001, p. 8-13. Accessed on August 5, 2011.
Work Rights: 
Western Michigan University Libraries, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Image Type: 
digital images
Image Format: 
image/tiff; image/jp2
Image Measurements: 
87,379,213 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
Image Identifier: 
EXWS_Cos_Per_011