This is an extremely fine hand knotted wool rug depicting an Achaemenid soldier from the Achaemenid Persian dynasty era founded in the 6th century BCE by Cyrus the Great.
This soldier among thousand of others were among the "Ten Thousand Immortals" or "Persian Immortals" army force of soldiers who fought for the Achaemenid Empire. This term was given by Herodotus a Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus, Caria and lived in the fifth century BC.
The appealing profile of this Achaemenid soldier was depicted from the sceneries of Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BCE). Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of city of Shiraz in Fars Province in Iran.
The stunning design is embellished with a golden light to emphasize the high relief of the soldier.
This magnificent hand knotted wool rug is beautifully framed with a golden finish wooden frame decorated with fine patterns throughout. Two minor discoloring (red) is seen on the lower left and center of the frame.
This masterpiece is beautifully framed with a golden finish wooden frame decorated with fine patterns throughout.
The Persian Achaemenid soldier wool rug measures 12 x 16 inches or 30 x 40 cm.
The frame measures 16 x 20 inches or 40 x 50 cm.
Due to the delicacy of the artwork, all sales are final and no returns will be accepted.