Horseman spearing a boar

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
Sasanian
650–750


Findspot: Iran, Rayy (Chal Turkhan), CC-11, 12, p.r. 6, 12, 18, 19; 7 SW cen. CW

Dimensions

Height x width: 37.5 x 33.7 cm (14 3/4 x 13 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

39.488

Medium or Technique

Stucco

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Stucco plaque of a horseman spearing a boar. It is done in high raised relief. Many details are incised. It is badly damaged. Portions are missing. It is 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