large collection of antiques and archeological works
including some items from Iran, went on sale in Paris
Auction Center on October 7-8.
According to Fars news agency, some 520 antiques including
statues, pottery, stone and Sasanian metal dishes,
gem-studded jewelry, manuscripts and miniatures were
auctioned in Paris.
The antiques, which originated from many countries
including Iran, Greece, Azerbaijan Republic, Egypt, India,
Turkey, Syria and Spain, were categorized under ancient
works, Islamic art, Armenian art and weaving in separate
A large number of Iranian historical objects which went
under the hammer dated back to the Sassanid, Samanid,
Abbasid, Seljuqid, Ilkhanid, Safavid and Qajar eras.
Some of these works have been unearthed from ancient
cities such as Shoush, Amlash, Lorestan, Neishabour,
Kashan and Gorgan.
A bronze goblet dating back to eight century BC and a
silver plate belonging to Sassanid era were the two
important pieces among the objects.
The goblet, which is 24 centimeters high, was designed on
the back of a person riding a cow and the cow's legs form
the stands of the container. It was sold for 450,000
The silver plate featuring an embossed painting of a
prince killing a leopard with his sword was sold for
Pottery and decorated dishes belonging to Samanid dynasty and
Abbasid period and tiles from the Seljuqid, Ilkhanid and
Safavid dynastic eras as well as ornaments from Qajar era were
among the items from the post-Islamic.