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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Persian
Creator Name-CRT: Iranian
Title: Figure
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1180
Creation End Date: 1220
Creation Date: ca. 1200
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: Painted stucco
Dimensions: H. 57 in. (144.8 cm), Max. W. 19 1/2 in. (49.5 cm), Max. Diam. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 67.119
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wolfe, 1967

Figures in the round or with a flattened back are known, from excavations and contemporary texts, to have decorated palaces; few, however, have survived. These sculptures, which probably once decorated a wall, are interesting for the study of medieval Islamic costume. The figure, still retaining much of its polychromy, is dressed in a bejeweled overgarment with sleeve bands inscribed "Sovereignty [belongs to God]."

AMICA ID: MMA_.67.119
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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