Stucco plaque of a decorative floral relief

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
Sasanian
A.D. 226–642


Findspot: Rayy (Chal Turkhan), Iran

Dimensions

Height x width: 23.6 x 25 cm (9 5/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

39.492

Medium or Technique

Stucco

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief

Stucco plaque of a decorative floral relief. The design is of an hexagonal band of overlapping hearts, enclosing one half rosette surrounded by a border of circles. There is also a border of alternating oblique lines. The plaque is done in high raised relief. It is fragmentary, and broken. It is not 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