A Rock-Cut Panel in Viar, Zanjan
Beyond the historical and aesthetic values of surviving architectural fragments in ruined sites, what is the importance of studying them? What do they tell us about the circumstances within which they were created?
This talk looks at a rock-cut panel with the design of dragons in Viar and locates it in the larger sociocultural context of Mongol Iran in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries.
Figure 1: Rock-cut panel with the design of dragons at Viar (Dash Kassan). Photo: Atri Hatef Naiemi.