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Persepolis: Door jamb reliefs

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Porada, Edith
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham

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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.

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Achaemenian, architecture, sculpture, book scan

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This image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University.

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