PEETERS ONLINE JOURNALS
Peeters Online Bibliographies
Peeters Publishers
this issue
  previous article in this issuenext article in this issue  

Document Details :

Title: Images of Daēnā and Mithra on Two Seals from the Indo-Iranian Borderlands
Author(s): SHENKAR, Michael
Journal: Studia Iranica
Volume: 44    Issue: 1   Date: 2015   
Pages: 99-117
DOI: 10.2143/SI.44.1.3110536

Abstract :
The article discusses two seals from the recently published collection of Aman Ur Rahman that depict previously unrecognized images of Iranian deities. It is suggested that the first seal, of eastern Sasanian manufacture, depicts a unique image of the Daēnā accompanied by two dogs. The second seal shows a well-known motif of a chariot of Mithra. The inscription connects it with the Pārata kings and helps to date the seal to the third-fourth centuries CE.



Cet article examine deux sceaux provenant de la collection d’Aman Ur Rahman récemment publiée, représentant des divinités iraniennes non identifiées auparavant. Il est suggéré que le premier sceau, dont la manufacture est liée aux régions orientales de l’Empire sassanide, figure une image unique de Daēnā accompagnée par deux chiens. Le second sceau révèle le motif bien connu du char de Mithra. L’inscription associe ce cachet aux rois de Pārata et permet de le dater des IIIe-IVe siècles de l’ère chrétienne.

download article




54.162.151.77.