A Ritual Scene, Piandjikent
A larger image A Ritual Scene, Piandjikent.
87 Wall-painting (reconstruction) ritual scene, probably depicting the Nu Ruz sacrifice, with traces of Soghdian inscription.
Piandjikent, building X, north wall, seventh-eighth century. Photo: State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad
Illustration 87, p104 in Tamara Talbot Rice, Ancient Arts of Central Asia, 1965
87 Drawing of a mural at Piandjikent representing a ritual scene which is probably connected with the spring festival.
The men in the right-hand section hold branches of almond blossom and gold vessels of Sassanian shape.
The left-hand section shows a priest kneeling on a carpet beside an altar, his attendant close by. Seventh-eighth century
Soghdian Murals at Piandjikent,
an extract from ANCIENT ARTS OF CENTRAL ASIA by Tamara Talbot Rice
Ancient Panjakent fresco representing the king of Panjakent, Devashtich