The main figure, larger than the others, is a monarch seated on a throne. His posture - one leg crossed over the other - is typical of portrayals of oriental kings. The monarch wears the crown of a Sassanian king, and he is holding a cup of wine, another symbol of power.
Plate depicting a drinking party in the Sassanian-Persian Style
Digital presentation of this object was made possible by:
The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir