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Taq-i-Bustan: Investiture of Ardashir II (379-383)

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Title: Taq-i-Bustan: Investiture of Ardashir II (379-383)
Author(s): Ghirshman, Roman
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Sassanian;sculpture;stone;book scan
Description: The King has the conquered enemy at his feet as he received investiture from Ahura Mazda. Behind him is the god Mithra standing on a lotus, with a halo of the sun's rays and holding the sabre of justice, the barson. "To the best of our knowledge it is the only representation of the solar god existing in Iran (Andre Godard, The Art of Iran, translated by Michael Heron, New York, F.A. Praeger, 1965, p. 177)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/208923
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-4271

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