Assyrian Persian investitures of Ardashir I Artifact Carved Sculpture Statue 5" ww.Neo-Mfg.com Home decor
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A relief at Naqsh-e Rustam with Ardeshir I and unidentified cavalier. This Persian rock relief depicts Ardashir I Coronation scene; the first king of the Sassanid Empire of Iran. Ardashir receives the ribboned diadem (cydaris), the symbol of kingship, from the spirit of Darius the Great of the Achaemenid dynasty.
Under the horse of the King Ardashir lies the last of the Parthian Kings, Artabanus. Under the horse of King Darius lies Gaumata the usurper, a Magian,. The relief of Ardashir is, therefore, the legitimization of the new Sassanian dynasty by the pre-Alexander Achaemenid dynasty. The inscription in Persian, Parthian, and Greek, reads: This is the image of the Hormizd-worshipping Majesty Ardashir, whose origin is of the gods.
Last photo is the actual carving.
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