One of the rarest surviving artefacts of Parthian art (247BC-224AD) is the Statue of Parthian Noble Man, preserved in National Museum of Iran 2401. It was found at Shami village, Izeh, near the ancient Susa.
This bronze statue is 1.94m (6.36 feet) high. The man’s head is slightly small in relation to the rest of its body. The man bears a finely modelled beard and a heavy moustache, while his hair is long and covers the ears. He wears a headband on his hair. He wears a tunic crossing on the chest and chaps over a sort of undergarment. The figure is clap in a short belted and long-sleeved jacket with broad lapels. This tightly fitting jacket is fastened with the right side overlapping the left, leaving a wide V-shaped opening over the bare chest, which is also held by a belt made of plaques probably made of metal and decorated with geometric motifs. Short trousers are worn under the jacket. Tube-shaped leggings which served as over-trousers cover the legs, leaving part of the upper thighs bare. The back of the Statue shows how the leggings covered the entire upper back size and then probably attached to a hidden suspender belt under the jacket.
The evidence of the headband and torque suggests the status a date between the middle of the first century BC and the beginning of the first century AD, this date range is supported by the appearance of the outfit on coins of this date. It is also assumed that the statue probably was produced locally due to the difficult terrain and inaccessibility of Shami.