Clibanarius Sassanid, VII Century AD. Example of the type of Persian cavalryman who brought the Eastern Roman Empire to its knees under Chosroes, overrunning Syria, Palestine and Egypt by 617, and leading directly to the overthrow of the Roman Emperor Phocas by the African Exarch Heraclius.
Paisley. Love, love, love paisley. "In Persian the design is known as Boteh Jegheh and it has been used in Iran since the Sassanid Dynasty (AD 224 to AD 651). Some design scholars also call the distinctive shape Boteh and believe it is the convergence of a stylized floral spray and a cypress tree: a Zoroastrian symbol of life and eternity."
Dish: Sassanian Iran. The Sassanian Empire or Sassanid Persian Empire also spelled Sasanid or Sasanian), known to its inhabitants as Ērānshahr and Ērān in Middle Persian and resulting in the New Persian terms Iranshahr and Iran, was the last pre-Islamic Iranian Empire, ruled by the Sasanian Dynasty from 224 CE to 651 CE.