The cows of the Moon’s chariot are being pulled by Apam-Napāt
Silver-gilt plate, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


Gilded silver, size: 4.8 cm, antiquity: 225-630 AD (Sassanid period), the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Plate with a thick edge that inside it is decorated with different roles. Perhaps a god is enthroned similar to the Sassanid kings. A person can be seen below the moon, Tishtrya (Mercury) is the first of the constellations associated with the rain and fertility deity. Below Tishtrya can be seen the tree of life on this plate.

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See also a similar plate The cows of the Moon’s chariot are being pulled by Apam-Napāt. Silver-gilt plate.
and 'Khusraw’s Dial'. A Sassanid (or Islamic) Dish with Enthronement Scene, Klimova, c.7th Century AD, State Hermitage Museum, St. Pertersburg S-43
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