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Bird and grapes relief

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It is a fragment of a medallion with two bunches of grapes. At the top there is a medallion with a pheasant. It is backed with plaster. It is done in high raised relief.


1936, excavated at Rayy (Chal Turkhan, in present-day Iran), by the University Museum-M.F.A. Persian Expedition; 1939, assigned to the MFA as part of the division of excavated objects. (Accession Date: January 12, 1939)

Credit Line

University Museum—M. F. A. Persian Expedition

Near Eastern, Persian, Sasanian period, A.D. 226–642


Rayy (Chal Turkhan), Iran


Height x width: 41.5 x 20.3 cm (16 5/16 x 8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief