Relief of Enthroned King, Bishapur, Persia, before 309 AD



At Bishapur (Pl. VIb), where the king must have been some ruler before Shapur II (309-79), the throne appears to be wider than the bench-throne at Naqsh-i Bahram but it is too narrow to be a banqueting couch and lacks any indication of a pile of cushions on one side.13


Source: p.51, P. O. Harper, “Thrones and Enthronement Scenes in Sasanian Art” pp. 49-64 in British Institute of Persian Studies Vol. 17 (1979)



See also a Relief of Bahram II enthroned at Naqsh-i Bahram, Bishapur, Persia, c.280s AD
Sasanian and Central Asian Plates (and bowls, cups, cameos, plaques, paintings, reliefs and textiles with similar iconography)
Ancient Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
Persian Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers




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