figure (art)

Terracotta representing three musicians riding a Bactrian camel. Between the camel’s humps a bearded musician plays a lute with horns. To his left is another musician with a moustache playing a lute, to his right, a boy musician playing a drum-tambourine. All three are dressed in an Uzbek cap, the men with turbans, a robe with cintamani decoration and high boots. The central figure holds a guiding rope leading to the camel’s mouth; the two flanking figures sit on panniers lashed to the camel. The panniers and saddle cloth are decorated with stamping motifs of circles and discs, the covers have cross-hatching. The camel has a shaggy neck and a neckband and bell. Typical Samarkand style.

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