عنوان مقاله [English]
The Sogdian civilization was on the Silk Road route and was one of the most important areas of the Silk Road. This geographical location resulted in significant cultural intertwining in the art and culture of the area. So that Indian, East Asian and Iranian influences are visible. But in the meantime, the influence of Sassanian from Iran may be more secure, as the Sogdians received the most influence from the Sassanians in their art. But in this impression, they only confined themselves to the representation of the formal elements of Sasanian art and did not reflect the spirit of royal art in their works. This is especially evident in the Sogdian murals.
What are the reasons for only representation of the formal elements of Sasanian art and not to reflect the spirit of royal in Sogdian art murals?
identifying the reasons for Sogdian influence on particular aspects of Sassanian art is the main objective of the present study.
This research is a qualitative research and has been done in a historical as well as descriptive-analytical way and the required information has been collected in a library manner.
Sogdian society provides the opportunity for growth for all individuals within the context of the social and political structure of a developed urbanization. It was because of such a structure that the wealth of the Silk Road route created considerable prosperity for the people of the area, with the addition of the king to the wealthy. The same story flourished with epic, mythical, everyday themes, and in Sogdian murals depicting stories that all Sogdian people could be heroes, rather than the central persona and the king's display of absolute power.