Item Details

Item No. 443




This hand-crafted decorative plate shows iconic images from the ancient Persian capital of Persepolis.  The winged faravahar, symbol of the Zoroastrian faith, is above the figures, including one of the king's elite guard, the Immortals. Two attendants hold shade and a palm fan as a visitor presents a gift to Darius I.

The metal is chiseled and the dark contrast is created using very fine ash.  The ash will never wear off completely, but it should not be rubbed against the skin or clothing.

Diameter: 7.5" (19.5 cm).