shrine / sculpture / photographic print
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.
- Height: 219.5 centimetres (Frame)
- Width: 138.5 centimetres (Frame)
- Depth: 27 centimetres
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'
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.
Reproduced by permission of the artist. © The Trustees of the British Museum
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Object reference number: RRM38232
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