Sabz Pushan Room, 10th century
The carved plaster panels in this gallery come from two rooms and the adjoining courtyard of one of the houses excavated at the Sabz Pushan site. Apparently the two rooms had once been a single large room, but at some point they were divided and a doorway built between them. On the west wall of each room was a small recess that the archaeologists believed to be a mihrab for prayer. Decorating each room in the house, these carved stucco panels were originally painted in bright yellows, reds, and blues, with equally colorful murals on the plaster walls above (not preserved). Part of a painted inscription, evidence of an earlier decorating scheme was found behind the stucco. The panels in the Museum's gallery include some plaster casts, as half of the originals are in the National Museum of Iran, Tehran.