Amshaspanadan or Amesha Spentas are The Zoroastrian Arch-Angels. In Zoroastrianism, the name of the seven divine beings who belong to the retinue of the highest god (Ahura Mazda), The Amesha Spentas (beneficent immortals), comes directly after him, and can be compared with arch-angels. They are gods without being gods and creatures without being creatures. Ahura Mazda connects with the material world through Seven Emanations called Amesha Spentas. She is the protector of plants.
Recipiente zoomorfo de cerámica modelada a torno, con vidriado exterior blanco y decoración en “verde y manganeso”. El interior está cubierto de vedrío melado. 14 x 8 x 19,2 cm. Mediados del siglo X. Procedencia: Desconocida.
Mithra- pre-Zoroastrian divinity that was the god that ensured contracts and promises were kept binding. As this divinity stood for good, Zoroastrianism incorporated him as an angel in the religion's divine hierarchy, with Ahura Mazda, Lord Wisdom, as the only uncreated Creator God. Interesting that the surviving Zoroastrians use this rock carving as the inspiration to portray a stylised picture of their prophet Zarathushtra, founder of the world's first monotheistic religion.