Antiquated yet Still Venerated Sheik Bust
A Sheik did not always have the familiar clothing of checkered red and white headpiece and pristine white thaw. The term ‘Sheik’ refers to a revered man aging more than 50 years old. It is also an Arabic honorific title commanding respect and has pre-Islamic roots. The term is still prevalent today. Alternately spelled as ‘Sheikh’, ‘Shaik’, or ‘Shaykh’, the title is often bestowed upon heads of religious orders or colleges, tribal chiefs, educated men like theologians, and heads of a Muslim community, villages or towns. The title is even given to those who have mastered the entire Qur’an in spite of being aged 50 or below.
This Sheik Bust shows a Sheik in an antiquated headdress and robe which were handcrafted with intricate embossed details. The bust has a roman stone finish that would fit perfectly against educational centres and museums.
- Also available in Bronze Aluminium finish