Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Taq-e-Bostan - Sassanians hunting stags

 Salvete Omnes,

and the last visit to Iran with Robert Ker Parker in 1820s, this time sir Robert drew the king and his court hunting stags or male deer. 

we  are faced with a visual royal narrative carved on the side of the mountain rock at Taq-e-Bostan, on the opposite side of the wild bear hunt relief. Khosrow II is hunting the deer - 

So this Taq-e-Bostan stag hunting - I think the great king is hunting a fallow deer - shows the ritual of organized, courtly hunt, subject to many artworks in the history of art.


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