Striding Lions, Persepolis


Karen Barrett-Wilt
published on 19 June 2013
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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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About the Author

Karen Barrett-Wilt
Karen is an editorial coordinator and freelance editor who studied Islamic and Ancient Near Eastern Art and Architecture in graduate school and remains fascinated with them. She also confounds family and friends with her passion for editing.

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