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Sassanian-style Plate with Simurgh

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Ibolya Horvath
by akhenatenator
published on 05 December 2019
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Gilded silver plate, Sassanian style, 7th-8th century CE.
This fabulous creature is a mixture of a dog and a bird, combined with what may be fish scales. The dog in Zoroastrianism is associated with rituals connected to the dead.
British Museum

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