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Naqsh-i-Rustam: Investiture of Ardashir I (r. 224-241 AD)

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Title: Naqsh-i-Rustam: Investiture of Ardashir I (r. 224-241 AD)
Author(s): Porada, Edith
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Sassanian;sculpture;stone;book scan
Description: Artabanus V, the last Parthian king is being trampled underfoot by Ardashir. Ahura Mazda, holding his emblem, the barsam bundle, in his left hand, is here for the first time at an investiture on a horse, under which is Ahriman, god of darkness. He hands over the diadem, symbol of royal power, to Ardashir, whose crown is surmounted by the korymbos, acquiring here its definitive form. Page holding fly-whisk. Horses small in proportion to riders.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-4265


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