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Naqsh-i-Rustam: Triumph of Shapur I over the Roman Emperors Valerian, standing, and Philip the Arab, kneeling (above)

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Naqsh-i-Rustam: Triumph of Shapur I over the Roman Emperors Valerian, standing, and Philip the Arab, kneeling (above)
Equestrian battle of Bahram II (276-93) (below)
Author(s): Porada, Edith
Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
Keywords: Sassanian
sculpture
stone
book scan
Description: Above: Shapur I (241-72), the son of Ardashir, was an enlightened, courageous, magnaminous ruler with an enquiring mind under whom art flourished. A rather better representation of this same scene at Bishapur combines the victories over Philip the Arab and over Valerian (in 260 AD) as here, with that over the Emperor Gordian III (242/3), who is there depicted as being trampled under the horse. Below: Not exactly an ardent warrior according to history.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/208919
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-4267

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