A number of masterpieces stand out among the remains of the furnishing of the royal palaces. Representations of great interest decorated objects of various kinds: small Sculptures and appliqués of gilded silver or bronze were mounted on metal vessels, parade arms and other artefacts.
These objects were probably manufactured in Central Asia by skilled artisans working for the court. They are highly original documents, showing Iranian culture at the court of the early Arsacids at Nisa. Invernizzi, by twisting the facts, tries to show that several of these works are products of purely Hellenistic art in their iconography and style!
Sculture di metallo da Nisa. Culture Greca e cultura in Parthia
(Textes et Mémoires, Tome XX),
Acta iranica 35, Peeters, 1999.
See also :
La céramique en Iran pendant la période Parthe (ca. 250 av. J.C. à 225 après J.C.)
Typologie, chronologie et distribution.
Préface par L. Vanden Berghe
Suppléments à Iranica Antiqua, Peeters,1983
Monumental Art of the Parthian Period in Iran
(Textes et Mémoires, Tome XIII)
Acta Iranica , 26 , 1987