Aramazd - The father of all the gods and goddesses, Aramazd created the heavens and the earth. The first two letters in his name, "AR", are the Armenian root for sun, light, and life. Worshiped as a sun-god, Aramazd was considered to be the source of earth’s fertility. His feast Am'nor, or New Year, was celebrated on March 21 in the old Armenian calendar. Aramazd's main sanctuary was one of the principal cult centers of Ancient Armenia.
Horse bit cheekpiece in form of a horse and rider | Iran | Iron Age II-III | The Met
1966, purchased by Christos G. Bastis from Edward Safani, New York; from 1966, on loan by Christos G. Bastis to the Museum (L.66.120); acquired by the Museum in 1979, gift of Christos G. Bastis, New York
Dhokra art is an art which survived from time of Indus Valley Civilisation found in the sites of Harappa & Mohenjodaro(almost 4500 years old)and still appreciated across the globe. This portfolio of Modern Dhokra art includes mythological firgurines and animals with riders.One of the most common theme of this art is warriors riding horse,who died fighting in the war.They were intended for worship to appease their soul and keep memory alive for upcoming generation.(www.rusticaa.com)