Rider on stag

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
Sasanian
A.D. 226–651


Findspot: Iran, Rayy (Chal Turkhan), BB57, R-1, N., p. r. 1, 2, 3, 8

Dimensions

Overall: 32.2 x 39.4 cm (12 11/16 x 15 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

39.490

Medium or Technique

Stucco

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Plaque: Rider with “halo” (Mithra?) in a frontal pose holding antlers in each hand, riding on a galloping animal. Stucco. Fair condition. Backed with plaster.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

University Museum—M. F. A. Persian Expedition