Cup of Khusrau I, Detail of King, 6th century

Roman Ghirshman, Persian Art. The Parthian and Sassanian Dynasties, New York, 1962, Pl. 401, p. 304, Cup of Khusrau I, Detail of King, VI century A.D. Bibliothèque Nationale



Referenced in Elsie Holmes Peck, "The Representation of Costumes in the Reliefs of Taq-i-Bustan." Artibus Asiae, Vol. 31, No. 2/3, 1969, Fig. 9.
'The cup of Khusrau I of the sixth century A.D. in the Bibliothèque Nationale shows the enthroned ruler clad in a garment not unlike those worn by the elephant riders at Taq-i-Bustan. Here too the robe is long-sleeved, tight-fitting and embroidered with patterns. The edge of the skirt is also adorned by a wide decorated border and the hem dips sharply on both sides.'
A coloured image of the full Cup of Khusrau I



Dish.
9th c. Gold with semi-precious stones. Dia. 28 cm.
Ex-treasury of St. Denis, Paris; now Bibliothèque nationale.
Pub.: Smirnov no. 51.
Eastern Metalwork in Collections Outside of Russia. washington.edu



See also Relief of Enthroned King, Bishapur, Persia, before 309 AD
Strelka dish of Khusrau I with his Court, 6th century AD, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
A battle between Arabs, Persians and Ethiopians & enthroned ruler. Coptic textile fragment of legging, Egypt, 6th-7th century, Musée des Tissus, Lyon, France
Sasanian king carved in ivory, Egypt, c.619-639 CE. Walters Art Museum 71.62
A Sassanid (or Islamic) Oval Bowl with Enthronement Scene, 7th Century AD, Walters Art Gallery 57.625
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