IMAGES OF ANCIENT IRAN: SASANIAN DYNASTY (224-651 CE)

Horse Head of Gilded Silver -- Century CE -- Iran, Sassanid Period -- Discovered in Kerman, Iran. Photo Credit: Jastrow -- Belonging to The Louvre.

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Sphinx - Winged sphinx from the palace of Darius the Great during Persian Empire at Susa -- Circa BCE -- Belonging to The Louvre -- Paris, France

SASSANID SCULPTURE 6TH Head of a horse. Silver and gold. Decoration of a throne from the region of Kerman, Iran 14 x 20 cm MAO 132 Louvre, Departement des Antiquites Orientales, Paris, France

SASSANID SCULPTURE Head of a horse. Decoration of a throne from the region of Kerman, Iran 14 x 20 cm MAO 132 Louvre, Departement des Antiquites Orientales, Paris, France

Iran. Aerial view of the ruins at Persepolis. Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BC). Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 515 BCE.

ARCHITECTURE: Aerial view of the ruins at Persepolis. Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran.

Golden and silver cloak pin in the shape of a lion head. Most often these pins are made and used as twins. It is 5.3cm in height. Found in Iran. 400 BC. Source: Leiden Museum of Antiquities

Golden and silver cloak pin in the shape of a lion head. Most often these pins are made and used as twins. It is in height. Found in Iran 400 BC Leiden Museum of Antiquities

The statue of "Homa" 2500 BC. The legendary mythological bird of the Persian Empire.  Persepolis, Iran.

A bird hovers around an Achaemenid era Gryphon (the First Persian Empire, circa 550 BC) Persepolis, Iran

Untitled (bust) by French sculptor Berit Hildre (b.1964). via fernirosso…

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Marlic gold cup, norther Iran, Gilan, ca 1000 BC. جام طلایی مارلیک، شمال ایران، حدود ۱۰۰۰ پیش از میلاد با شمایل دو ردیف بز کوهی by:‏Virtual Museum of Iran Art / موزه مجازی هنر ایران‏ (page on facebook).

(Millennium Oldest Gold) Marlic Gold Cup, Northern Iran, Gilan. ‏Virtual Museum of Iran

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