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Persepolis: Door jamb reliefs

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Persepolis: Door jamb reliefs
Author(s): Porada, Edith
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Achaemenian;architecture;sculpture;book scan
Description: Left: Royal hero fighting monster, a recurring theme
relief from doorway in palace of Darius (5th century BC)
figure of king dominates reliefs at Persepolis
the rendering of the Achaemenid kings as conqueror of supernatural beasts and monsters ascribes to him feats which only gods and genii can perform in Assyrian art. Right: Door jamb of Tripylon, showing Darius on throne carried by the nations of the empire
Xerxes, the crown prince, stands behind him
a baldachin and symbol of Ahura Mazda appear above
this would have been coloured.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-4220


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