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Document Details :
Title: Central Asians in Sixth-Century China
Subtitle: A Zoroastrian Funerary Rite
Author(s): LERNER, Judith
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 30 Date: 1995
This offering to Klaus Schippmann celebrates his valuable contribution to our knowledge of Iranian fire sanctuaries by presenting the depiction of a fire ceremony, performed outdoors, in a place distant from Iran, and representing the broad reach of Greater Iranian culture and religion. While several depictions of fire ceremonies are known from pre-Islamic Central Asia, as well as one from China, all to be cited later, the richly detailed portrayal of this ceremony, which I believe is part of the Zoroastrian funerary ritual, is singular.