A Post Sasanian Banquet Scene, Iran or Iraq, 7th-8th Century AD
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Picture source: Persian Art
Museum: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Item Type: Plate
Location: Iran or Iraq
Period: 7th–8th century
Classification: Islam
Technique: Silver, partially gilt
Item Code: ICMS_IMJ_199397
Registration No.: 2002.110.0077
The main figure, larger than the others, is a monarch seated on a throne. His posture – one leg crossed over the other – is typical of portrayals of oriental kings. The monarch wears the crown of a Sassanian king, and he is holding a cup of wine, another symbol of power.
Israel Museum

See also A Post Sasanian Banquet Scene, Tabaristan, 7th Century AD, British Museum 1963,1210.3
A Sasanian Plate with Royal Feast, 6th-7th Centuries AD, Walters Art Gallery
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