Work Record ID:
prints (visual works)
Muhammed Shah, King of Persia
King of Persia, Those learned men must be held in honor
23.2 cm x 14.4 cm
Andover, Massachusetts, USA
Western Michigan University, Libraries, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
DS 258 .P4 1843
Perkins, Justin 1805-1869
Clothing and dress--Iran
belts (costume accessories)
robes (main garments)
royalty, kings, Persia, shah
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.
Perkins, Justin. A Residence of Eight Years in Persia, Among the Nestorian Christians: with Notices of the Muhammedans. Andover, MA: Allen, Morrill & Wardwell, 1843.
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.
Western Michigan University Libraries, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Western Michigan University
Costume History Collection
Western Michigan University Libraries
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