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Title: A Newly Found Bas-Relief at Yakhchal Valley in Hamadan Province, Western Iran
Author(s): AZANDARYANI, Esmail Hemati , RAHMANI, Esmail , MOHAMADIFAR, Yaghoub
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 52    Date: 2017   
Pages: 363-369
DOI: 10.2143/IA.52.0.3269022

Abstract :
Hamadan province in western Iran has always been of particular archaeological significance in different historical periods. That said, no rock carvings had been identified in this area till present. Recently a small rock carving was discovered in the southern highlands of the Alvand, in Yakhchal valley. This relief depicts a reclining person who holds an object like a cornucopia or drinking horn in his right hand and a cup-like object in his left hand. There is no inscription on this relief but in view of the possiblity to compare it with other rock-carvings, particularly in Elymais, it is likely to be dated in the Parthian period, without being able to be more precise.

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