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Plaque relief with a decorative motif

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Stucco plaque. A relief with alternating vertical and horizontal rows of medallions, in each a bunch of grapes or a grape leaf. Also, alternate squares of ducks and partridges(?). It is done in high raised relief. It is backed with plaster.


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. 226–642


Rayy (Chal Turkhan), Iran


Height x width: 36 x 26.4 cm (14 3/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Stucco relief


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief