figure (art)

Ceramic model of four men, three ‘grey beards’ and one younger man, eating a meal, seated or kneeling on a bed-table, local name takhta around a green cloth with a bowl of apples, flat bread and a white teapot. One holds a tea bowl in his right hand, he wears a green turban, white shirt and blue trousers, and his left hand is against his chest as he speaks. He has a white beard and moustache. Next to him is another man with a white beard and moustache, a white skull cap, green shirt and blue trousers. Opposite these two are another ‘grey beard’, half kneeling with a green turban over a blue skull cap, a white shirt and blue trousers, holding a tea bowl in his right hand. Next to him is a younger man with a black moustache, wearing a blue robe and a blue skull cap with white motifs. The replica bed is of brown wood.

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