Images of daena and mithra on two seals from the indo-iranian borderlands,daena

Michael Shenkar*

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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, accompanied by two dogs. The second seal shows a well-known motif of a chariot of Mithra. The inscription connects it with the Parata kings and helps to date the seal to the third-fourth centuries CE.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)99-117
Number of pages19
JournalStudia Iranica
Volume44
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bactria
  • Daena
  • Deities
  • Iconography
  • Mithra
  • Seals
  • Zoroastrianism

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