Detail View: Costume History: Futteh Ali Shah: King of Persia

Work Record ID: 
14175
Work Type: 
prints (visual works)
Title: 
Futteh Ali Shah: King of Persia
Title Alternative: 
Feth Ali Shah: King of Persia
Measurements: 
17.5 cm x 10 cm
Material: 
paper
Material: 
ink
Material: 
pigment
Technique: 
engraving
Technique: 
hand-painted
Cultural Context: 
Persian (culture)
Date Original: 
1845
Location: 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Repository: 
Western Michigan University, Libraries, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Call number: 
DS 258 .S55 1845
Style Period: 
Qajar
Subject-LCNA: 
Shoberl, Frederic, 1775-1853
Subject-LCSH: 
Clothing and dress--Iran
Subject-LCSH: 
Royalty
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
Relation: 
Engraving after original Persian drawing; electronic version of an earlier edition available through Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=TRoPAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA114&lpg=PA114&dq=Shoberl+Persia&source=bl&ots=r9Rm4TUica&sig=xITq8JpHMqt163FajgCMkQwXDFM&
Description: 
P. 23 "...he is from the Cadjars tribe." P. 27 "His face seemed exceedingly pale, of a polished marble hue, with the finest contour of features, and eyes dark, brilliant and piercing, a beard black as jet, and of a length which fell below his chest over a large portion of the effulgent belt which held his diamond-hilted dagger.  This extraordinary amplitude of beard appears to have been a badge of Persian royalty from the earliest times; for we find it attached to the heads of the sovereigns, in all the ancient sculptured remains throughout the empire." The king wears a full, long coat, a kolija (Vogelsang-Eastwood, p. 10).
Image Source: 
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: 
89,457,360 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 49008-5326
Image Identifier: 
EXWS_Cos_Sho_001