This is an amazing retouching skill for the period. But to me it is nothing but collage and retouching which proves the quality of the work.
Among other things, several seconds were needed for the exposure of this photo to take place (this is not taken by iPhone mind you!) and that would have blurred the picture completely unless you really believe our Hercules, not only could lift these guys that way, but could hold them in that position for several seconds without moving!
This is in Qajar period... filling-in for RedWine!
Qajar Silver bracelet amulet
Belonged to Adqas al-Dawlah
Godfrey Thomas Vigne, Plane Tree (Chenar) Shemaroon [Shemiran] near Tehran Persia, 1833, pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor, 28.1cm x 25.1cm. V&A, London.
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Silver, embellished with turquoise, XIX. Repository Amir Hossein Nikpour Collection.
Unknown Qajar artist from Iran - Sanikidze, Tamaz (1985), Art Museum of Georgia.
Qajar Lovers in Iran, late 18th c., unknown artist, Georgian National Museum.
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Qajar females musician with a tambourine and playing a spike fiddle, style of Abu'l-Qasim, Persia, Qajar, circa 1820.
Title: Figurine of "Amlash" style of female
Date: c. 1200-900 BC
Location: Amlash ?, northern Iran
Time period: Iron Age
Provenance: Gift of Mrs. Frances E. Johnson. Certified by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. Attestée par la Commission canadienne d'examen des exportations de biens culturels en vertu d
Rights: Royal Ontario Museum
Medium: Ceramic (earthenware)