Detail View: Costume History: A Persian Meerza or Scribe

Work Record ID: 
14170
Work Type: 
prints (visual works)
Title: 
A Persian Meerza or Scribe
Title Alternative: 
A Persian Meerza
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: 
Scribes--Islamic Empire
Subject-AAT: 
shalwar
Subject-AAT: 
tunics
Subject-AAT: 
hats
Subject-AAT: 
shoes
Subject-AAT: 
coat
Subject-AAT: 
scribes (people)
Subject-TGM: 
Scribes
Subject-TGN: 
Iran (nation)
Subject-Keywords: 
writers, coats, headgear
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: 
This image of a Persian scribe shows him dressed very well in a yellow tunic covered by the caba (Shorberl 1845, p. 34) or qaba (Vogalsang-Eastwood, p. 10). Under the tunic he wears long shalwar. On his feet he wears socks and slippers with heels. His hat is the kolah namadi (Vogelsang-Eastwood, p. 12) seen in many of this book's illustrations. This scribe also wears the beard and mustache 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: 
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: 
83,447,541 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_023