Gold of course.
Love it Michael!
the gold on the crown is amazing - saw it live !
Michael Volquarts I do not know who are you and what was your purpose to paint such a ugly face and name it Xerxes , but i consider it a big racist offence and distortion history of Persia. I think your Inspiration was the American movie of 300 which was made to humiliate people of Iran This painting looks like a monkey and no Persian is like monkey. I request you to respect all nations spaciously Iranian people and remove your painting from internet and delete it anywhere you have uploaded it . Thank you very much
Best regards Xerxes