عنوان مقاله [English]
Following the birth of Rostam through the particular quality presented in Shahnameh, an effigy (doll) of the newborn was made adorned with the pattern of sun and sigil, with a dragon drawn on its arms and a lion claw held in its hand. The doll was placed on a horse and sent to Zaal, in Zabolestan. According to Garshasp Naameh, a similar figure was made of silk when Saam was born, then placed on a horse and sent to Garshasp. The question here is that were the news of the birth of heroes’ grandchildren sent via sending a doll of the newborn? Why has not this been done using miniatures? These two important questions are posed in this study so that scholars may find a worthy answer.