September 12, 2019 11:58
News ID: 7444

(Persia Digest) – The famous “Neishabur vineyard hill” painting has gone on show at the National Museum of Iran.

This valuable work has been through the process of damage prevention, conservation, restoration, and strengthening before being showcased in the advent of Islam hall at the National Museum of Iran among the Iranian-Islamic era artworks.

Oldest mural from the advent of Islam at the National Museum of Iran

The painting on gypsum shows a man on a horse, holding a falcon; a rabbit hangs from the saddle. The face of the man is damaged.


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The painting is 140cm tall and 120cm wide. It was discovered in Neishabur during excavations by the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art. It dates back to the 3rd century AH and shows a hunting scene. It was discovered in the vineyard hill area of Neishabur.

The style of painting is a reminder of Sassanid rock reliefs. Researchers believe it may be portraying a Samanid ruler or perhaps it is simply a hunting scene from this era.

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