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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1990,0709.1

  • Description

    Set of six tiles as used in a domestic Parsi shrine. Shown centrally is the sacred fire, to the right is Zarathustra, to the left Lohrasp, the legendary king of the Iranian epic Shahnama or Book of Kings. Made of glazed ceramic. Inscribed in Gujarati.

  • Date

    • 1980-1989 (late)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 15.4 centimetres (one tile)
    • Width: 15.3 centimetres (one tile)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Comment

        Inscribed in Gujarati beneath fire altar.
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2013-14, 24th Oct - 27th Apr, British Museum, Gallery 69a, Wise Men from the East: Zoroastrian traditions in Persia and beyond

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1990

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1990,0709.1

Set of six tiles as used in a domestic Parsi shrine. Shown centrally is the sacred fire, to the right is Zarathustra, to the left Lohrasp, a legendary king of the Iranian epic The Shahnama or Book of Kings. Made of glazed ceramic. Inscribed in Gujerati.

Set of six tiles as used in a domestic Parsi shrine. Shown centrally is the sacred fire, to the right is Zarathustra, to the left Lohrasp, a legendary king of the Iranian epic The Shahnama or Book of Kings. Made of glazed ceramic. Inscribed in Gujerati.

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