Equestrian Relief of Shapur I

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Carole Raddato
published on 02 November 2021

Sasanian relief in Naqsh-e Rajab (Iran) depicting Sharpur I (r. 240-270 CE) on horseback (identified by a trilingual inscription) followed by a group of nine people. Naqsh-e Rajab is the site of four limestone rockface inscriptions and rock-cut bas-reliefs that date to the early Sasasian era.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2021, November 02). Equestrian Relief of Shapur I. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14780/equestrian-relief-of-shapur-i/

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Raddato, Carole. "Equestrian Relief of Shapur I." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 02 Nov 2021. Web. 07 Feb 2023.