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Persian nude art, a foreign cultural influence?

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    Posted: 30-Nov-2009 at 09:28
You can hardly find any ancient any nude man or woman in the ancient Persian art, in fact it seems Persian Culture has been against nudity but I think somethings were changed after some foreign conquests, especially by Greeks and Mongols, of course it is difficult to say these were just the result of a cultural influence?!
 
An ancient Persian decorative architectual stucco from Sassanid period (Iran Bastan Museum):
 

A Safavid statue stands outside Chehel Sotun Palace in Isfahan: source

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  Quote opuslola Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Dec-2009 at 18:47
Thanks for posting the above representations! We in the West are mostly kept from such posts, since we are almost at war! Laugh! But, you know that the real truth is somewhere in-between!

In other regards, you must notice the obvious "modesty" apparent in the above representatins! IE, the women are at least trying to cover themselves and show some modesty! Or, do these representations, tend to show a representation of modern "titty bar" acts, wereby women tend to try and hide their body (booty) from view as a tittilation? sp/?, until the crowd pays to see it all?

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