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  • Museum number

    2008,6032.1

  • Description

    Multimedia work in its own frame, consisting primarily of an image of the Iranian wrestler and popular hero Takhti, placed inside the frame, around which is a series of objects relating to the ancient traditions of wrestling and the gymnasium (Persian 'zurkhaneh'), and to Shi'a Islam.

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  • Date

    • 2007
  • Dimensions

    • Height: 219.5 centimetres (Frame)
    • Width: 138.5 centimetres (Frame)
    • Depth: 4.5 centimetres (Frame)
  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2010 Jul-Aug, Newcastle, Hatton Art Gallery, 'Takhti: A modern Iranian hero'
    2010 Jan-Apr, Manchester, Whitworth Art Gallery, 'Takhti: A modern Iranian hero'
    2009 19 Feb-19 Apr, BM, Room 3, 'Takhti: A modern Iranian hero'

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition date

    2008

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    2008,6032.1

Multimedia work in its own frame by Iranian artist Khosrow Hassanzadeh. It consists primarily of an image of the Iranian wrestler and hero Takhti. He is placed inside the frame with a series of objects around him. These objects relate to the ancient traditions of wrestling and the gymnasium (zurkhaneh) and Shi'a Islam.

Multimedia work in its own frame by Iranian artist Khosrow Hassanzadeh. It consists primarily of an image of the Iranian wrestler and hero Takhti. He is placed inside the frame with a series of objects around him. These objects relate to the ancient traditions of wrestling and the gymnasium (zurkhaneh) and Shi'a Islam.

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