Sassanian stucco decorations from the Ramavand (Barz Qawaleh) excavations in the Lorestan Province of Iran Cover Image

Sassanian stucco decorations from the Ramavand (Barz Qawaleh) excavations in the Lorestan Province of Iran
Sassanian stucco decorations from the Ramavand (Barz Qawaleh) excavations in the Lorestan Province of Iran

Author(s): Gholamreza Karamian, Kaveh FARROKH
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Cultural history, Ancient World
Published by: Instytut Historii i Stosunków Międzynarodowych UPH
Keywords: Stucco; Sassanian art; Barz Qawaleh; Lorestan; Bard Qawela; Barz-Q town; ancient Iranian art

Summary/Abstract: Barz Qawaleh (also known as Bard Qawela or “Barz-Q” town) is an ancient site located in the vicinity of the villageof Ramavand in Iran, in the Kounani region of the Seymareh river basin. The ancient site should be considered as oneof the largest and most important Sassanian settlements in Lorestan, Iran. The present paper and accompanyingphotographs introduce some elements of the stucco decorations discovered at Barz Qawaleh, which constitute remarkableevidence of Sassanian art.Apart from introducing the findings from archeological, this paper offers some interpretations of the motifs anddesigns represented by the stuccos, some of which may be found also in materials from other Sassanian sites in Iran andMesopotamia

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 69-88
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: English