(Persia Digest) – As approved by the Board of Trustees of Avicenna Foundation, a bust sculpture of the famed 11th-century Iranian physician will be made in association with the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT), and the Foreign Ministry for presentation to credible medical science and philosophy universities.

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Master Hadi Arabnarmi has designed and carved the sculpture based on a painting by the late Master Abol-Hassan Khan Sedigui approved by the Society for the National Heritage of Iran in 1945. The bust is 120cm high.

The project is aimed at deepening bilateral ties and introducing the Persian polymath. The sculpture will be accompanied by a plaque explaining Avicenna’s Iranian heritage.

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A bronze version of the work is to be installed near the tomb of Avicenna in the city of Hamedan in western Iran.

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