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Rayy

Rayy

Rayy. Negative no. 1924. Ernst Herzfeld papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

Rayy, 20 kilometers southeast of Tehran, is home to the Shrine of Shah Abdul Azim (786-865 CE) and a large group of monuments dating from the early Islamic period. This squeeze is from an iron plaque, possibly from the Tughril Mausoleum, built in 1139.