Collection online

shirt / shift

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    As1966,01.512

  • Description

    Register 1966: White cotton shirt with assymetrical neck opening and black patterned border round it.

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 64 centimetres
    • Width: 110 centimetres (across arms)
  • Curator's comments

    Register 1966: Iran. "A governor of Yezd decreed that just as the Jews had to wear a torn cap and patched coat the Parsees must wear a patched shirt. Three days were allowed and then the Parsees appeared in these shirts. The Governor laughed and let it pass."

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1966

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    As1966,01.512


Feedback

If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: collectiondatabase@britishmuseum.org 

View open data for this object with SPARQL endpoint

Object reference number: RRM189113

British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.

View this object

Support the Museum:
donate online

The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.

About the database

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week.

More about the database 

Supporters

Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers.

More about supporters and how you
can help  

Loading...