The lion and sun

Minted on Jun 19, 2022
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The lion and sun (Persian: Shir va khurshid)

In ancient Iran, it was a symbol of kingship and divine power. As the king of animals, the Lion (Persian: shir) represented power and royalty. The Sun (Persian: Khurshid) was associated with the ancient Iranian god of light, Mithra. The Shir-o-Khurshid is one of the most famous Persian symbols.

1/1 Hand-drawn on poetry paper, edited in adobe Photoshop
Poetry book papers: Divan-e Shams by Molana Rumi
Dimensions: 4682 × 3459 px