Type of museum: General
Golden Hair-Fillet, 4.5x5 cm (1.8x2 in) / 55 gr.
Jafar-abad, Khalkhal, Azerbaijan, First millennium BC
Decoration: Displays two opposite rows of rams flanking God Gilgamesh, executed in repousse with chased details.
Metallic Combination Lock, 12x22 cm (4.8x8.8 in), Ajabshir (Azerbaijan)
Craftsman: Mahmoud Isfahani, 1157 AD
It has four cams, each capable of adopting one of 16 positions marked in Kufic characters in a circle. (65536 combinations of 4 digits)
12 cm (4.8 in), Lorestan, First Millennium BC
It features a cylindrical double-sided anthropomorphic representation of God Gilgamesh flanked by two rampant beats attacking him.
Coppered color, Length:70 cm (28 in), Width: 5 cm (2 in)
Maraqeh, Azerbaijan, 1007-1024 BC
An inscription in two lines, Babylonian cuneiform script, adoms the junction of handle with blade:
1- From Simash Shipak (Shikho)
2- King of the World
Sandstone Weight, Length: 27 cm (10.8 in), Width: 23.7 cm (9.5 in)
3rd Millennium BC
Two entwined snakes with facing heads are on one side of the stone and on the other side four temples are engraved.
Ceramic Rhyton, Ocher Color, Length: 26 cm (10.4 in), Height: 27 cm (10.8 in)
Mianeh, Azerbaijan, First Millennium BC
This rhyton is in the shape of a hollow statue of homed bull and bears no design.
Materials: Cardboard & wood, 19th century AD
It is decorated with festive scene from Fath Ali Shah's Court (Qajar).
White Agate Seal
Length: 5 cm (2 in), Height: 3 cm (1.2 in), 9th century AD
It is engraved with an inscription in decorative Kufic script and bears the name of "Roknodoleh Hassan ebn Buyeh" below it.
L22.5x13.5 cm (9x5.4 in), Leathern book cover
Fath Ali Shah Qajar period (1816)
Materials: Cardboard & wood; 18th century AD
It is decorated with miniature pattern of flowers, birds and butterflies.
Bronze Incense Burner
Height: 22 cm (8.8 in), Khorasan, 12th century AD
Chased and open-worked with copper inlay. A bird statuette surmounts the altar-shaped top of the burner.
Diameter: 19 cm (7.6 in); Height: 3.2 cm (1.28 in)
Talesh, Guilan; Achaemenian
The center of bowl is decorated with medallion displaying lion attacking a bull, executed in repousse with chased details. These motifs are very frequent in Achaemenian art.
Diameter: 32.5 cm (13 in); Height: 9.2 cm (3.7 in)
Kashan; 13th century AD
Surface of dish is divided into for petals, painted in lapis lazuli color and enclosing a hemistich by Abu Said Abelkheir.
Lusterware Ceramic Dish
Diameter: 34 cm (13.6 in); Height: 7.5 cm (3 in)
Gorgan; 13th century AD
Painted and glazed dish bearing a quatrain by Afzalodin Kashani, on its border.
White Glazed Ceramic Bowl
Diameter: 20 cm (8 in); Height: 7 cm (2.8 in)
Neishabour, Khorasan; 10th century AD
This painted and glazed bowl bears a frieze in Kufic script.
Diameter: 9.5 cm (3.8 in); Height: 16.5 cm (6.6 in) Gorgan; 13th century AD Golden paintings of 3 animals cover the white background of the pitcher and Arabesque designs are visible on its lower part.
Upper Diameter: 6 cm (2.4 in); Height: 12 cm (4.8 in); Buff-colored
Shahr Sukhteh (SYstan & Baluchistan); 4th millennium BC
Black geometric patterns cover the vessel's neck and the upper part.
Diameter: 17 cm (6.8 in); Height: 36 cm (14.4 in)
Ardebil, Azerbaijan; Safavid (Shah Abbas, 16th century AD)
Natural landscapes lncluding trees and deer are painted on it, which also bears the Seal of Shah Abbas.
Upper diameter: 11.5 cm (4.6 in); Height: 9.5 cm (3.8 in)
Ismail-abad, Karaj; 5th millennium BC
It has a gutter beak on its edge and a row of pared triangular patterns surrounds its body.
Diameter: 2.4 cm (1 in); Weight: 4.6 gr.
Minting place: Ahvaz, 1110 AD
Soltan Mahmoud Qaznavi period
Diameter: 2 cm (.8 in), Weight: 3.6 gr.
It bears an engraving Farhad (!4th Ashk) and that of an archer holding a bow. In its margin, the names Basileus, Arshakus, Ikayus, Epiphans and Philhellenus are inscribed.
Diameter: 3.3 cm (1.3 in); Weight: 4.12 gr.
The recto bears on effigy of Yazdgerd III and the verso displays a holly brazier flanked by 2 soldiers, standing, sword in hand.
Weight: 2.9 gr.
Omavian Period (Hashem ebn Abdolmalek, 695 AD)
Minte in Vaset, a city in Iraq
After Sassanid Monarch
Buff-colored Ceramic Jug
1st millennium B.C.; Arsacid
Relief Decorative Patterns