figure (art)

Figurine – a man and four boys riding a loaded camel. A bearded man sits between the two bumps of a Bactrian camel, grasping the rein in his right hand. He is dressed in a brown skullcap with a white-grey turban around it. His robe, kahalat, is pale blue with a red and white pattern and is open to reveal a brown skirt: he wears high, black boots. The camel is loaded with two rectangular chests fastened by blue and white ropes. On each chest sit two boys, one wearing a blue and white skullcap the others bare-headed, with shirts with rolled up sleeves in white, brown and blue with ... motifs, and blue and grey trousers; all are barefoot. One speaks behind his raised hand to his companion. The chests, in pale blue, decorated with circular and floral motifs and each with two bosses, each have a heavy padlock and two handles, one at each end. The camel has pale-brown skin with shaggy areas on its flanks, and grey hair on its head and neck. The rider is seated on a brown cloth with abstract motifs etched in and a narrow blue border with triangular (amuletic) pieces on the corners.

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