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National Museum to Exhibit Rare Sasanid Plaster Works
11 May 2006
(CAIS) -- Sasanid plaster works being kept at Iran
National Museum will be displayed on the occasion of National Cultural Heritage
The plaster works which were brought from Haji Abad and Yazdgerd Fortress were
due to go on public display earlier this year but the event was delayed because
it coincided with the anniversary of the 1979 revolt.
Curator of Iran National Museum Mohammad Reza Kargar said that exhibit of
plaster works will be held on the second floor of the museum. He said that they
are placed in the category of architecture heritage adding that several pieces
of sculpture are also included in the collection.
He said that some of the plaster works which were large and heavy needed to be
repaired ahead of the exhibit.
The collection is being displayed for the first time, he noted.
Kargar recalled that plaster works in Iran reached its peak during the Arsacid
and Sasanid dynastic periods.
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