Item Details

Item No. 1348

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."

The item received may be lighter in color than that shown.

Dimensions: approximately 7.5" (approximately 18.5 cm) square. It is designed to be mounted on a wall.  Shipping weight 2.00 pounds.