News ID: 133298
Published: 0709 GMT December 20, 2015

Stucco relief behind logo of UT kept in New York, Germany

Stucco relief behind logo of UT kept in New York, Germany

The stucco relief behind the emblem of University of Tehran (UT) which was discovered in the city of Ctesiphon in late ancient Mesopotamia and has 1,500 years of history is currently kept in Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) in New York.

It is said that another version of the relief was sent to Pergamon Museum in Berlin, ISNA reported.

The German museum is subdivided into the antiquity collection, the Middle East museum, and the museum of Islamic Art. The museum was visited by approximately 1.13 million people in 2007, making it the most visited art museum in Germany.

The emblem of UT, which was suggested by Mohsen Moqaddam, a late faculty member of the Faculty of Fine Arts and designed by the late Iranian graphic designer Morteza Momayez, is based on an image, which can be found in the stucco relief and seals of the Sassanid era.

The logo depicts two eagle wings among which a vocabulary, meaning plentiful and increasing, is written in Pahlavi script.

The name of UT is written in a similar pattern between the two wings instead of the Pahlavi text.

The seal symbolized ownership. In the Sassanid period, these seals were used in stucco reliefs, coins, and silver utensils as a family symbol.

   
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