Item Details

Item No. 13012

   
 

 

This piece is a replica of one of the bas relief sculptures that appear at the ancient city of Persepolis. The "Faravahar," the winged disc with a man's upper body, is commonly used as a symbol of the Zoroastrian faith.

The Faravahar was sculpted as part of the city at the specification of King Darius, since it was not only a testament to the strength of his empire, but it was also intended as a spiritual centre. The King claimed that "Ahuramazda was of such a mind, together with all the other gods, that this fortress (should) be built. And (so) I built it."

This piece is a replica of the bas relief seen at Persepolis today - even where the structure is beginning to show signs of age and erosion.

Dimensions: 13 cm (~5) tall; wingspan 22 cm (~8.5); base 9 x 3 cm (~3.5" x 1.25"). Shipping weight 1.50 pounds.