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Sassanian plate with King defeating a Catafract, Azerbaijan Museum, Tabriz, Iran
#1
Does anyone have information about this Sassanian plate with King defeating a Catafract, Azerbaijan Museum, Tabriz, Iran?
Is the catafract a Persian, Roman, Sarmatian, Parthian or other? Has it been dated?

Druzhina
Ancient Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
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#2
There is a paper about this plate here


[url=https://www.academia.edu/19610407/TABRIZ_MUSEUM_BATTLE_DISH._FORMAL_CONSIDERATIONS][/url]
Andreas Gagelmann
Berlin, Germany
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#3
Thanks Decebalus,

From the conclusion: "Most likely the plate was manufactured in late 1920s or 1930s in the time when Iranian national awareness received influence from the modern archaeological research."

Druzhina
Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
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#4
It would be interesting to know when the museum acquired this plate and if it has any provenance. Also, if it has been published, when this first occurred.
Michael King Macdona

And do as adversaries do in law, -
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
(The Taming of the Shrew: Act 1, Scene 2)
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#5
Here are some images of the figures in the paper:
Fig. 4. Sassanid Rock Relief at Firusbad (Firuzabad, Firouzabad), Fars, Iran
Fig. 7. A Sasanian Cameo of Shapur I vanquishing Emperor Valerian, 260 AD, Cabinet des Médailles, Paris
Fig. 9. Nizhniaia Shakharovskaia plate, Shapur III, Sogdian, 7th century AD, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Fig. 10. Hormizd plate, A Sasanian King Hunting Lions, 5th-6th Century, The Cleveland Museum of Art 1962.150
Fig. 13. Kerchevoe plate, A Sasanian King Hunting Boar, 390-420s CE, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Fig. 17. Sasanian Plate with King Astride a Fallow Deer, 4th century AD, British Museum 124091
Fig. 18. Novo-Bayazet plate, A Sasanian King Hunting a Boar, a Bear, and a Lion, 7th Century AD, Museum of Islamic Art, Berlin

The catafract on the Azerbaijan Museum Plate may be based on the Parthian catafract on the Sassanid Rock Relief at Firuzabad

Mirror site:
Silver Gilt Plate with Sassanid King defeating a Catafract, Azerbaijan Museum, Tabriz, Iran

Druzhina
Ancient Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
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