Two Royal Figures

These stucco statues, with vivid costumes and distinctive round faces, may once have guarded a grand hall.

Two Royal Figures, Iran (Seljuq period), mid 11th – mid 12th c., painted and gilded stucco (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

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Cite this page as: Dr. Elizabeth Macaulay and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Two Royal Figures," in Smarthistory, December 5, 2015, accessed April 17, 2024,