National Geographic : 1931 Oct
FROM SCULPTURES AT TAK-I-BOSTAN ARCHEOLOGISTS HAVE RECONSTRUCTED MUCH OFPERSIA'S PAST Chosroes II (A. D . 590-628) had these carvings made in the rock mountain to commemorate his greatdeeds. The figures intheupper panel ofthe recess at the left are of himself and his retainers. The lower panel represents the king on his famous war horse, "Black asNight." Winged victories and conventional floral designs adorn the entrance and reflect the influence of Greek and Roman artists (see, also,illustration, page 410).