Friday 20th February, 5.30pm at the Ancient India & Iran Trust, Cambridge
Vesta Curtis, British Museum
The power and purpose of iconography in Ancient Iran
Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis is Curator of Middle Eastern Coins at the British Museum. She is responsible for the Museum’s collection of pre-Islamic Iranian coins (from the third century BC until the middle of the seventh century AD), which includes both Parthian period and Sasanian coins. She is Joint Director of the International Parthian Coin Project, The Sylloge Nummorum Parthicorum (SNP), and Joint Editor of the SNP series. She was involved in The Sasanian Coin Project, a collaborative project with the National Museum of Iran in Tehran (now successfully completed) and is the author, editor and co-author of many publications, including Persian Love Poetry, The Sasanian Era, The Rise of Islam, From Persepolis to the Punjab and The Age of the Parthians.
All welcome. Refreshments from 5pm.
Ancient India & Iran Trust
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