Photo by: Soroush Photo Creations
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.
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.