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An Iranian King in Service in Siberia

... shah of that time riding odd-looking bull was depicted on it. These dishes are considered to have been intended for coronation, they are believed to have been cast when a new ruler ascended to the throne. Museums all around the world have no more 35 silver Sassanid dishes. It is the first Sassanid dish discovered in West Siberia A few years ago we were on a field trip among the Khanty near the river of Synia, a left tributary of the Malaya Ob. The nearest town, Salekhard, was 300 km away. The Synia flows from the eastern slopes of the Urals; the river itself is one of the best-known routes that were taken by people and trade ...

Modified: 30.08.2010
Siberia , Khanty , ceremony , sanctuary , bowl , silver , Sassanids
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