Near East Terracotta Zoroastroic Plaque of Ahuramazda.
Standing eagle winged figure of Ahuramazda with sun-disk in the center.
According to Zoroastrianism, Ahura Mazdā created the universe and the cosmic order that he maintains. He created the twin spirits Spenta Mainyu and Angra Mainyu (Ahriman)—the former beneficent, choosing truth, light, and life; and the latter destructive, choosing deceit, darkness, and death. The struggle of the spirits against each other makes up the history of the world and is reflected in the choice between good and evil that humanity constantly faces.
Size: 12.3 cm L - 4 13/16 inches
Culture: Near East, c. 1st Millennium B.C.
Condition: Part of a larger relief
Display stand included
Provenance: British private collection, Mr. K S., acquired in the 1990s.
Provenance information: Purchased by the current owner on 2020 in London. From: A, Ltd. Previous ownership history. British private collection, Mr. K S., acquired in the 1990s.
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- Near East
- Zoroastroic Plaque of Ahuramazda
- Century/ Timeframe
- Near East, c. 1st Millennium B.C.
- Good Condition, See Photo