Item No. 13013
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 reliefs on either end are different from one another, adding to the unique aesthetics of this piece. Hieroglyphics are carved into the base.
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."
The display stand is not included.
Dimensions: 13.5" (34.5 cm) wide and 9" (23 cm) tall. Shipping weight 3.25 pounds.