Striding Lions, Persepolis

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published on 19 June 2013

Frieze of Striding Lions, Perspolis (Iran), Palace G, Limestone, Achaemenid Period (Reign of Darius I and Xerxes, 522-465 BCE), Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

This carving represents a cloth canopy with tassels (partly chipped away) at the bottom. The sculptor or group of sculptors of this relief left their mark, a pair of diamonds joined together in a figure eight, in three places on this relief as well as on many other reliefs from Persepolis.

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