Description Three men with close-cropped hair (or close-fitting skullcaps) wear uncommon long garments with short sleeves. Each man grasps his wrist with his other hand. The gesture is associated with the period when Egypt was part of the Persian Empire. The significance of the gesture is unknown, but it suggests humility in the presence of a superior.
- Ancient Persia: The Art of an Empire. University Art Museum, University of Texas at Austin, Austin; The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1978.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930
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