Probing Iran in other countries

Iranian rich culture has been paid attention a lot lately in other countries and museums. Here are some examples :)

France: Louvre Museum, one the most famous museums all over the world and an important attraction in France, has 58 ancient objects from Iran, for instance, bull motif  atop the pillars from Persepolis and  the Inscriptions of Hammurabi.
What is interesting is how they have brought a 7-meter tall remains of the pillar of Apadana Palace to France in around 1930 to 1950. Moreover, there are some colored potteries from 4th century B.C, paintings, and small sculptures from Achaemenid in this museum. But the most important piece is glazed brick panels with lion and winged bull on it from Susa.

Austria: The Persian carpet called "Shekargah" (hunting ground) which belonged to Shah Abbas; one of the world's most exquisite carpets is in the craft museum in Austria. This rug from 16th century is all in silk and it has the images of this Persian king while haunting.

Japan: In the National Museum of Tokyo there are Persian art works like paintings, calligraphies, metal works, carvings, ceramics, studs, and different fabrics. Moreover, there are two carvings from Persepolis (horses of chariots and servants) in Miho Museum which was bought in 1985.  

Russia: Pazyryk Carpet is the oldest carpet in the world as the archeologists assume that it belonged to Medes and Parts. This rug was found in Pazyryk valley along with other ancient objects in a frozen grave from Saka Kingdom. One can find this rug in The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg,
Another museum of Russia holds handmade rugs with some verses from Ferdowsi's poems on it and also a Farvahar sign (Faravahar is one of the best-known symbols of Zoroastrianism, the state religion of ancient Iran) on the top.
The Hermitage Museum has many art works from different eras of Iran. It has paintings and pottery from before the Christ, art works from Ashkani dynasty, some rare coins of Ardeshir Babakan, precious carved stones, and the special stamp of Khosro Parviz's  (Khosrau II ) mother.  There is also a relief showing an Achaemenid soldier which is said to be a gift from Iran to this museum in 1935.

Germany: The alter (Mehrab) of Zarin mosque from Kashan is one of the most delicate alters which is now in the museum of Berlin. There are also tiles, carved containers, handmade fabrics from Safavieh dynasty. Moreover, Shah Abbasi rug, a piece of cloth from Sasani dynasty, and crystal miniatures are in Gute Museum.  
And Hamburg, Hanover, and Heidelberg museums hold handmade fabrics from Sasani dynasty, bronze carvings, and ceramics from ancient Iran.
 
England: It can be said that the Cyrus Cylinder which dates from the 6th century BC is the most well-known ancient Persian object. The Cyrus Cylinder is an ancient clay cylinder, now broken into several fragments, on which is written a declaration in Akkadian cuneiform script in the name of the Persia's Achaemenid king Cyrus the Great.
The Biritish Museum includes a section of Middle-East in which there are many extremely valuable historical objects from Iran and Iraq in particular. It is interesting to know that more than 13,000 objects on this section belong to Iran, namely, The Oxus (Amu Darya) treasure from Achaemenian dynasty. Moreover, a selection of 170 pieces of silver and golden jewelry is now in Victoria and Albert Museum in Britain. The Ardebili Rug which was made for Safi-ad-din Ardabili tomb is now in this museum. Besides, a lot of ancient books are now kept there, such as a Shahnameh handwritten by Mohammad Hakim Hosseini's from 1085 HGH with 14 pages of miniature, an edition of Nizami Ganjavi handwritten by Ja'far alhafez, Nezami' "Khosrow and Shirin" handwritten by Abd Jabbar with 17 pages of beautiful images by Reza Abbasi Kashani.
 
Poland: There are Cuneiform scripts, religious paintings, and 2 plates with Jami and Attar's poems written on them in the Museum of Jagiellonian University.

Belgium: A bronze sculpture from 7th century B.C and a bridle from 8th century are important historical objects in the Brussels Museum in Belgium.
Portugal: Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon there exist some potteries and paintings from Saljughi dynasty and in another museum of Lisbon there are some Persian tiles with some verses of Quran written on them.

Panama: There is a painting of Siavash's story when he was going through the fire in a museum and art gallery in the capital of Panama.
 
The USA: Boston keeps an Achaemenian soldier relief. And the Museum of Chicago University holds a row of lions, a top of a pillar, an inscription and some other remaining parts of Persepolis. Moreover, there are some remnants and reliefs from Persepolis and some ancient potteries in The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas. In Sin City Gallery there are also several ancient objects the most important of which is an exquisite ancient silver plaque with the images of the "Zarvan", "Ahura-Mazda" and "Ahriman" (Evil) form 7th century. One of the well-known ancient objects is the sculpture of Shapour II which is made of plaster in the Museum of Chicago. The Walters Art Museum has a 900-year old vase with the symbols of the months of a year, the 3000-year old sculpture of a goat, a ceramic with the image of Saljughi soldier, a 2500-year old Achaemenian stamp made of agate, a 800-year old silver chandelier from Khorasan, a 3000-year old ceramic pitcher from Lorestan, an antique jewelry box, ceramic sculpture of the head of a Saljugh woman, silver plate with Sasani's king and queen image, and some other ancient objects. But the main antique object in the US is in the Metropolitan Museum which is a "Roaring Lion Cup". It is a cone shaped goblet with a roaring lion on it which is left from Achaemenian dynasty. Some potteries and a 1400-year old altar (From a mosque in Isfahan) can also be seen in this museum.