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A Bronze Bust of Sassanid King (Shapur II) Culture : Persia Period : 4th century A.D. Material : Bronze

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Clibanarius Sassanid, VII Century AD. Example of the type of Persian cavalryman who brought the Eastern Roman Empire to its knees under Chosroes, overrunning Syria, Palestine and Egypt by 617, and leading directly to the overthrow of the Roman Emperor Phocas by the African Exarch Heraclius.

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A Sasanian silver bowl Iran, circa 6th-7th Century A.D. The hemispherical shallow bowl decorated on the inside with a peacock, the body mould in relief with added incised decoration, with long tail feathers and scarf around its neck, 5¾in (14.5cm) diam

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