Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Plasterwork: Carving of Rostam & Simorgh

Rostam is a mythical hero of Iran; he is the champion of champions. He was immortalized by the 10th century poet Ferdowsi of Tus in the Shahnameh or Epic of Kings, which contain pre-Islamic folklore and history.

Simorgh also known as Angha, is the modern Persian name for a fabulous, benevolent, mythical flying creature. Simorgh always helped Rostam to win his battles

In this carving, you can see Simorgh and Rostam beside each other.

Location: Ferdowsi Tomb and Musuem, Toos, Mashhad