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Stucco plaque of a decorative floral relief

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Stucco plaque of a decorative floral relief. The design is of an hexagonal band of overlapping hearts, enclosing one half rosette surrounded by a border of circles. There is also a border of alternating oblique lines. The plaque is done in high raised relief. It is fragmentary, and broken. ...

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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)

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University Museum—M. F. A. Persian Expedition

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


Rayy (Chal Turkhan), Iran


Height x width: 23.6 x 25 cm (9 5/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief