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Title: The kings or satraps of Persia of the oldest dynasties were sheltered by the sovereign parasol.
Image ID: 824658
Image ID 824658
Physical Description: 1 print : b&w ; 26 x 16 cm. (10 x 6 in.)
Material Type: Prints
Subjects: Fans
Umbrellas
Book Illustrations
Rulers -- Iran
Servants -- Iran
Notes: Printed on border: "Chardin, in his Voyages, describes bas-reliefs of a time long before that of Alexander the Great, in which the king of Persia is frequently represented sometimes just about to mount his horse, at others surrounded by young slave-girls... among whom one inclines a sunshade, while another uses a flyflap made of a horse's silky tail. Other bas-reliefs, again, represent the Persian monarch on a throne, at the conclusion of a victorious battle... and prisoners brought up, one after the other, make humble submission. Here the sunshade has the floating appearance of a glorious standard..." Written on border: "1883"
Date Published: 1884
Barcode Number: 33333159350954
Struc ID: 597241
Source: The sunshade, the glove, the muff.   View All images from Source
In Folder: Umbrellas & parasols   View All images from Folder

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