Detail View: Costume History: Ambassador

Work Record ID: 
14183
Work Type: 
prints (visual works)
Title: 
Ambassador
Title Alternative: 
Portrait of Myr Daoud Zadour, Envoy from the King of Persia to the Court of France
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: 
Public officers
Subject-AAT: 
robes (main garments)
Subject-AAT: 
shalwar
Subject-AAT: 
turbans
Subject-AAT: 
slippers (shoes)
Subject-AAT: 
sashes (costume accessories)
Subject-TGM: 
Government officials
Subject-TGN: 
Iran (nation)
Subject-Keywords: 
robes, government officials
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. 114 "The Persians shave the head twice or three times a week.  Some have a lock of hair growing on the crown, after the fashion of the Turks; others retain a border above the ears." The Ambassador is wearing a full array of garments that make up the khilauts (Shoberl, p. 62-63)
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: 
91,242,584 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 49008-5318
Image Identifier: 
EXWS_Cos_Sho_009