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art perse - Relief of a Persian guard (486 B.C. - 464 B.C.) ()

This figure, wearing a quiver and bowcase over his shoulder and a high fluted hat, is a member of the elite guard of the Persian king, the so-called "Ten Thousand Immortals." Presented in profile, with frontal eye and distinctly aquiline nose, the figure gives the impression of calm nobility. Traces of pigment on similar reliefs indicated that this figure must once have been painted with brilliant hues of yellow, blue, and purple. This particular fragment was part of a long frieze at Xerxes' palace that portrayed a single file of the "immortals."
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Relief of a Persian guard (486 B.C. - 464 B.C.)Details Unknown.jpg



art perse - Striding lion (604 B.C. - 561 B.C.) ()

Excavated in 1899 at Babylon by a German expedition under the direction of Robert Koldewey, this panel was one of the 120 similar reliefs that included lions, bulls and dragons. The relief symbolizes life and death, and once decorated the walls along the processional way leading from the Ishtar Gate to the great temple of Marduk, suggested to be the famed "Tower of Babel." A reconstruction of the Ishtar Gate is now in Berlin.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Striding lion (604 B.C. - 561 B.C.)Details Unknown.jpg



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Pergamonmuseum, Berlin | Principal Floor | Ancient Iranian monuments Relief Of A Spear-Carrier (546 BCE - 482 BCE).jpg



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Pergamonmuseum, Berlin | Principal Floor | Archeological finds from Assyria 1 Relief With Lion Hunt (880 BCE - 856 BCE).jpg



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Pergamonmuseum, Berlin | Principal Floor | Assyrian palace hall Flat Collar 14th Or 13th Century BCE.jpg



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Pergamonmuseum, Berlin | Principal Floor | Assyrian palace hall Relief Orthostat (880 BCE - 856 BCE).jpg



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Pergamonmuseum, Berlin | Principal Floor | Babylonian monuments Inscribed Stone Documenting A Gift Of Land 700.jpg



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Pergamonmuseum, Berlin | Principal Floor | Processional Way of Babylon : Ishtar Gate of Babylon : Stelae from Assur Ishtar Gate From Babylon (604 BCE - 562 BCE).jpg



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Pergamonmuseum, Berlin | Principal Floor | Processional Way of Babylon : Ishtar Gate of Babylon : Stelae from Assur Processional Way, Babylon (604 BCE - 562 BCE)Details Unknown.jpg



art perse - Relief of a Persian guard (486 B.C. - 464 B.C.) ()

This figure, wearing a quiver and bowcase over his shoulder and a high fluted hat, is a member of the elite guard of the Persian king, the so-called "Ten Thousand Immortals." Presented in profile, with frontal eye and distinctly aquiline nose, the figure gives the impression of calm nobility. Traces of pigment on similar reliefs indicated that this figure must once have been painted with brilliant hues of yellow, blue, and purple. This particular fragment was part of a long frieze at Xerxes' palace that portrayed a single file of the "immortals."
art perse - Relief of a Persian guard (486 B.C. - 464 B.C.) Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.jpg



art perse - Striding lion (604 B.C. - 561 B.C.) ()

Excavated in 1899 at Babylon by a German expedition under the direction of Robert Koldewey, this panel was one of the 120 similar reliefs that included lions, bulls and dragons. The relief symbolizes life and death, and once decorated the walls along the processional way leading from the Ishtar Gate to the great temple of Marduk, suggested to be the famed "Tower of Babel." A reconstruction of the Ishtar Gate is now in Berlin.
art perse - Striding lion (604 B.C. - 561 B.C.) Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.jpg