This pictorial rug shows the achaemenian king xerxes on his throne, a scene from persepolis. An inscription in French language " roi sur son trone " meaning king on his throne is woven under the portrait. The pattern of this rug is adopted from the stone reliefs of the southern doorway of the hundred columns hall.
in this picture the throne is carried by nine people in two rows, representing the countries dominated by the achaemenian govwrnment.above the throne we see Zoroastrian symbol of " feravahr " , and an inscription meaning " ordered by abd - ol - hossin mirza, the head commander of " farmanfarma".
The main border of the rug has a typical kerman pattern , flanked by two narrow borders.