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Plaque: A male figure and a female figure (Bahram Gur and his lady Azadeh) on camelback; male figure holds bow and female figure holds lyre. Three gazelles fleeing before, one with foot pinned to ear by arrow. Stucco. Badly damaged, portions missing. Backed with plaster.

Provenance

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, Iranian, Persian, Sasanian, A.D. 226–651

Findspot

Rayy (Chal Turkhan), Iran

Dimensions

Overall: 34 x 52.8 cm (13 3/8 x 20 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

39.485

Medium or Technique

Stucco

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements