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Fars Province to Host Achaemenid Gilt and Clay Sculptures


11 May 2004



Art experts believe that luxurious Achaemenid art is reflected in architectural work as well as in precious metal objects. The artwork of this era possesses special traits indicating the nature of Achaemenid art, helping researchers discover and expand their knowledge of royal art of this era.


Among the Achaemenid gilded objects Riton is a kind of cup with the head of an animal, usually in the shape of a lion, horse, ibex, or winged lion attached. Ritons possessed a special place in religious and royal ceremonies, and where most likely influenced by the Median and Urartian examples.


According to researches, there is a firm relationship between Achaemenid gilt art and ancient Iranian civilization. The creators of these gilt works were inspired by Persepolis bas-relief.             


Fars Heritage has an extensive list of other ambitious programs for Cultural Heritage Week. They include the inauguration of Meshkinfam Museum, the opening of a local cultural center, traditional art exhibitions, a religious document exhibit detailing the hundred-year history of Iran’s religious movement, a display of Sassanid silver dishes, and the Persepolis light and voice project, as well as holding Mulla Sadra Day ceremonies.



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