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Reza abbasi museum - Part 1

Persian treasures
Necklace,gold and carnelian Parthian
Comb,gold with carnelian Parthian
Rhytone in shape of a horse head
Rhytone,silver,in shape of a horse head
Necklace,gold and lapis lazuli
Rhytone,gold,in shape of an ibex
Beaker,gold Achaemenians
Beaker,gold Achaemenians
A decorative piece in shape of pomegranate,gold
Large sculptured vase,stone
5th-4th Century BC
Spoon Fork Ladle,silver Parthians
Ewer,gilded silver
Plate,gilded silver
Plate,silver,with griffin design
Dish,silver Parthians
Royal bust in lapis lazuli Sassanians
Royal bust,clay
Royal statue,limestone Parthian
Human figurine,bone Parthian
Head of an ibex,bronze Achaemenians
Ibex bust,bronze Achaemenians
Vessel,earthenware in shape of a lion Achaemenians
Yoken oxen and figure of a man,bronze
Beaker,gilded silver,with design of a seated bull
Female statue,earthenware
Jug,earthenware,with relief and carved decoration
Idol 8th-7th Century BC
Plaque,bronze 8th-7th Century BC
Horse bit,bronze
Horse bit,bronze
Handled jug,earthenware
Beaker,bronze10th-9th Century BC
Axe head,bronze
Axe head,bronze
1st Millenium B.C.
The Reza Abbasi Museum (the RAM) opened in September 1977, but in November 1978, just one year after its official opening it was closed. Exactly a year later in 1979, having had changes in its internal decorations and with further expansion of its exhibition space it was reopened. In 1984, because of some internal difficulties, once more it was closed and again reopened in 1985. And finally on February 4, 2000, it was opened for the fifth time, after its renovation.Reza Abbasi Museum is administrated by Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization


The collections on display and in storage of this museum belong to a period from the 2nd millenium BC to the early 20th century which corresponds to the end of Qajar period. The displays are arranged chronologically, so visitors can have a chance to observe the development of art, culture and technology during this time interval. This setup has made the RAM unique between other museums in the country, in respect to the Iranian Art History. The objects exhibited in this museum include artifacts made of baked clay, metal and stone from the pre-historic times to pottery and metal objects, textile and lacquer painting belonging to the Islamic period. Other artworks on display in the RAM are paintings on canvas and paper, manuscripts and jewelry from pre-Islamic period, besides art and technology and calligraphy works of the Islamic period.

The Pre-Islamic Gallery

The objects preserved in this Gallery are from the 2nd millenium BC to the end of the Sassanid Dynasty (i.e. 651 AD). The pottery and metal objects that show simple and pleasant shapes with decorations often derived from nature and each are from various sites such as Azerbaijan, Susa or Lorestan. The discovery and usage of materials, advances in knowledge and technology have created objects that facilitated victory over the nature. During the Median and Achaemenian periods and the subsequent ers, humanity gained such a level of skill that could think about beauty and perfection and was able to create different objects. The silver objects with gold decorations from the Sassanid period, which bring this Gallery to a conclusion, reflect this advancement

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